A Glance at Projects Included in Miss. Bond Bills
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Here’s a list of projects set out in House Bill 787 and Senate Bill 2975, under which the state of Mississippi could sell bonds to borrow up to $230 million. Lawmakers say the bills will be revised, which means some numbers could change:
Public universities: $92.8 million.
Loan to North Central Rail Authority to buy railroad: $30 million.
Community colleges: $23 million.
History and civil rights museums, Jackson: $14 million.
Economic development highways: $10 million.
Miss. Development Authority aid to companies: $10 million.
East Miss. Community College Center for Manufacturing Technology, Mayhew: $8 million.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tupelo: $8 million.
Miss. Arts and Entertainment Center, Meridian: $5 million.
Miss. Development Authority Development Infrastructure Program grants and loans: $5 million.
Oak Grove High School auditorium: $3 million.
Tammy Wynette Museum, Tremont: $2.5 million.
State parks repair and renovation: $2.5 million
Railroad improvements: $2.4 million
Historic building renovations: $1.95 million.
Aid to small municipalities/limited counties: $1.5 million.
USM Gulf Coast Research Lab, Ocean Springs: $1 million.
Madison Interstate 55 connector: $1 million.
Brandon US 80 work: $1 million.
Hattiesburg Zoo: $700,000.
Kemper County multipurpose building:$700,000.
Marty Stuart Country Music Center, Philadelphia: $500,000.
William Faulkner Library, New Albany: $500,000.
East Mississippi Rail Authority environmental impact statement: $500,000.
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson: $500,000.
Jackson Zoo: $500,000.
Columbus City Hall: $400,000
Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Center, Ruleville: $300,000.
City of Southaven Snowden Park: $250,000
Pascagoula Maritime Museum: $250,000
Shubuta Town Hall renovation: $250,000
Town of Summit historic standpipe: $150,000
Town of Bolton Clifton Henderson Building and Fire Department: $100,000
Source: Mississippi Legislature