The Mississippi House of Representatives voted to use approximately $108 million in tax revenue for roads and bridges on Thursday in a bipartisan vote. House Bill 722 will divert 35 percent of the state's use tax collections to cities, counties and a grant program to pay for infrastructure. The Department of Revenue collects use tax on goods residents purchase that are shipped and delivered into Mississippi from out-of-state. Recently, some online retailers including Amazon began to voluntarily collect the tax for the state. All brick-and-mortar stores here already collect the use tax on purchases. Rep. Trey Lamar, R-Senatobia, who has previously pushed for use tax collections to go to roads and bridges, presented the legislation on the House...
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House Passes $100 Million Transportation Legislation In Bipartisan Vote