Brandon Jones notes that Republican leadership in Mississippi failed on its own major legislative goals for the 2017 regular session, which focused on improving infrastructure and changing the MAEP (Mississippi Adequate Education Program) funding formula.

“In the waning days of the session, debate on these proposals devolved into a discussion of whether the House’s plan to earmark a portion of the internet sales tax for infrastructure was, in fact, a tax increase. The debate between Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Speaker Philip Gunn, while fascinating, did not result in a solution and the session ended without a real roads and bridges plan,” Jones wrote.

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