JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House lawmakers are advancing a plan to spend $100 million in taxpayer dollars on roads and bridges.
The Republican-led House on Tuesday gave initial approval to a proposal to use un-earmarked general tax revenue to pay for infrastructure repairs.
The plan is an alternative to Republican Gov. Mike Parson's proposal to borrow roughly $350 million for bridges.
House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith says he intends to set aside another $100 million for roads for the next several years. He says that would save an estimated $100 million in interest the state would face under Parson's borrowing plan.