Lt. Governor Tate Reeves released this statement today after a press conference Speaker of the House Philip Gunn held to announce a House proposal to the infrastructure problem.

“I am a Republican. I am a conservative. I am against raising gas taxes. The Senate passed a comprehensive $1 billion plan without raising anybody’s taxes to address Mississippi’s infrastructure needs, and we look forward to working with the House and Gov. Bryant to address road and bridge maintenance.” 

Infrastructure was one of the legislature’s “hot topic” issues this year, however the House and Senate were not able to come to an agreement on a way to move forward.

You can read more about the Speaker’s proposal that he said would be made available to the Lt. Governor and Governor by today BELOW:

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