House leader: Mississippi road tax push dies amid opposition

Unable to attract enough support from lawmakers, House leaders are giving up on a plan to increase money for roads through a series of tax changes.

House Transportation Committee Chairman Charles Busby, R-Pascagoula, said Friday that the push is dead for this year….

…Busby said House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, is likely to appoint a committee to study the issue before the 2017 legislative session, and that such a process might help persuade people who are currently opposed to any tax increase.

“Hopefully we can convince everyone that we’ve gotten all the efficiencies we can get and that the maintenance of our highway infrastructure is a core function of government,” he said.

Washington Times
4/2/16