Officials: Vote should cover costs to solve transportation woes

If the Legislature does decide to have a statewide vote on whether to increase taxes and fees for infrastructure needs, Senate Transportation Chair Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, said it’s important to present a plan that would produce enough revenue to make a difference.

He cited what he said was the dissatisfaction of voters in Jackson who were given an opportunity to vote on a 1 cent sale tax increase to address infrastructure needs within the city. Voters overwhelmingly approved the increase, but are dissatisfied now, Simmons said, because it is not generating enough revenue to address all the needs.

Daily Journal
10/15/17