State legislators tackle Mississippi transportation issues

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) – The Mississippi state legislature passed a bill that would direct online sales tax to road and bridge projects.

The bill passed through the House on Wednesday. It includes a plan that calls for borrowing $50 million due to cover the steep cost of improving the state’s aging infrastructure….

…Also on Wednesday a House panel approved a measure that would allow the state Department of Transportation to make employment changes without following civil service rules.