Solution to transportation woes not easy

Reeves, Bryant and House Speaker Philip Gunn all say they want to address the transportation issue, but cannot agree on a solution.

For Hall, he told the Neshoba County fair attendees the solution is fairly simple.

He said the tax on motor fuel “remains the fairest way to fund roads and bridges. User pays. Those using the highways pay for the highways. That includes those using from other states and passing through to somewhere else.”

He said every year the Legislature refuses to address the transportation problem it grows worse and more expense to fix. But the Legislature has been reluctant to increase the tax on motor fuel. And the leadership has not tried to convince legislators to change their mind.

Daily Journal
7/30/17