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Senate Approves More Than $1 Billion for Infrastructure

Lt. Governor-Lead BRIDGE Act Improves Roads, Bridges, Water & Sewer Systems

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The Mississippi Senate recently voted to spend more than $1 billion on a wide range of infrastructure projects to support the long-term growth of the economy, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said. The bill passed in a 36-14 vote.

The BRIDGE Act, which does not raise taxes, relies on existing dollars, revenue growth, and bonds to invest in city, county and state projects over five years.

“Making a $1 billion investment into Mississippi’s infrastructure will have a significant impact in addressing vital needs, and will also position our state for economic growth,” said Scott Waller, President & CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council. “The BRIDGE Act is legislation that incorporates a variety of things that will make a meaningful difference in improving the transportation system at the state and local level.”

BRIDGE stands for "Building Roads. Improving Development. Growing the Economy." The Senate plan utilizes many concepts developed and supported by local mayors, supervisors, senators and bills passed by the House of Representatives.

The bill designates:

  • $240 million toward immediate local infrastructure needs
  • $600 million toward long-term road, bridge, rail, port, and sewer needs
  • $125 million toward increased funds for cities
  • $200 million for emergency bridge repair & moving products to market

Lt. Governor Reeves explained that these funds would be invested without raising any taxes.

Click Here to View SB 3046
Click Here for a Summary of the Bill

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