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Governor officially calls special session

Governor Phil Bryant has officially called a special session to deal with the state’s infrastructure needs. The session will begin this Thursday and leaders in the House and Senate have said that they are behind the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act which will use existing funds to fix and upgrade Mississippi’s roads and bridges.

“Using revenue generated by internet sales taxes, sports betting, electric and hybrid vehicle user fees and a state lottery, the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act will provide more than $200 million annually to meet Mississippi’s infrastructure needs,” said Governor Phil Bryant in an official statement.

Bryant has also previously said that he will use the special session to allocate funds from the BP Oil spill in a way that will prioritize the Gulf Coast’s economy.

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