Commissioners cite need for more highway revenue

The three state Transportation Commissioners agree that more funds are needed to meet the state’s bridge and highway needs.

The trick, they note, is how to get that financing from a Legislature reluctant to raise taxes or add new ones.

Though they note that there are many avenues for Mississippi to invest in state infrastructure, both Commissioners Tom King and Dick Hall said the quickest method might be to raise the state fuel tax.

Daily Journal
8/31/16