Transportation for America and Taxpayers for Common Sense released a new report called “Repair Priorities 2019“. Some of the findings: “Between 2009-2017, the percentage of roads nationwide in poor condition increased from 14 to 20 percent.” “States spent nearly as much money expanding their road networks as they did repairing existing roads.” The report calls … Continue reading “Report: Mississippi’s roads aren’t the worst (but they’re not great)”
House Speaker Philip Gunn joined us Tuesday on SuperTalk Mississippi for the entire seven o’clock hour. He talked about the situation with our roads and bridges, and how the Mississippi Legislature needs to do something to get these closed bridges reopened. That is likely to involve a special session. But he cautioned his fellow lawmakers … Continue reading “House Speaker wants #MSLeg to take bridge issue seriously”
Representative Steve Holland doesn’t pull any punches when he comes on The Gallo Radio Show, and today was no exception. We talked about education funding and a possible special session. He has some thoughts about what should happen before any special session. And Rep. Holland had a LOT to say about the BRIDGE bill. Hear the … Continue reading “Holland: BRIDGE is “the most heinous bill””
Central Highway Commissioner Dick Hall joined The Gallo Show during the final hour to blast the Lieutenant Governor’s “Bridge Act” and how harmful it would be to the long term progress of Mississippi’s highway system. To listen to the entire interview, click here.
Senator Dean Kirby has put together a proposal that he hopes will give Mississippians more control over the taxes needed to fix the Magnolia State’s roads and bridges, and he jumped on the air with JT today to discuss how he developed this idea, with some inspiration from the state of Georgia. You can catch … Continue reading “Senator Dean Kirby on the JT Show”