WLOX Editorial: Glad to see state leaders addressing our bad bridges and roads

WLOX Editorial: Glad to see state leaders addressing our bad bridges and roads

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - It looks like the state of Mississippi is finally addressing its roads and bridges problem. The state Senate is pushing through a billion dollar five year plan. State business leaders have long pressed for major improvements as a pathway to attracting business to our state.

That means more and better jobs and economic growth. This plan diverts $800 million in future tax dollars and includes borrowing $150 million this year.

We are glad to see this is a multiyear plan; not just a quick fix of some roads and bridges.

It is also clear that this project should not end in five years.  We need on-going plans and yes, funding to help our state move forward economically.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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