JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is issuing the official document to call lawmakers to Jackson Thursday to discuss more money for roads and bridges.
The plan includes diverting some taxes on internet sales to cities and counties, creating a state lottery with proceeds earmarked for state roads and bridges, using proceeds from a tax on sports betting and borrowing up to $300 million.
The Republican governor's call, made Tuesday, envisions lawmakers only taking up two bills. It doesn't currently include provisions for lawmakers to divide $700 million in oil spill damages being paid by BP PLC. A Bryant spokesman says that could be added later.
Bryant sends the document after Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn, also Republicans, told reporters they were nearing agreement on a funding package.