Efforts to raise money for Mississippi road repairs needs business support
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — It’s not like 1987, at least not yet.
Efforts to raise money to repair and build highways just don’t have the broad push that lifted a major highway program to passage in the Legislature a generation ago.
Leaders of the Mississippi Department of Transportation and their allies in the Legislature continue to make the case that they need hundreds of millions of dollars per year to repave roads and fix bridges, as well as keep building new ones.
But they don’t seem to gaining much traction with the broader business and civic leadership in the state… […]