Most lawmakers agree the state must spend more to repair its aging system of roads and bridges. In fact, it’s one of the few bipartisan issues that most lawmakers agree upon.
And yet, finding a source for that funding has proven to be a challenge. Year after year, lawmakers go through the legislative session without passing a comprehensive plan to improve the state’s infrastructure.
Today, we’re talking about Mississippi’s search for more road money. Does it matter? Why has it been so difficult? And what is the path forward?
Guests include Daily Journal Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison, Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert, Republican House member Randy Boyd and Democratic Senator Hob Bryan.