Lawmakers Consider Proposals

Three proposals look to improve infrastructure

POSTED: 03:19 PM CST Feb 17, 2013    UPDATED: 04:17 AM CDT Mar 25, 2013 

State lawmakers are considering several proposals to improve infrastructure, all of which could lighten your wallet. One proposal would raise the state's sale tax to pay for a bond issue to improve roadways. Another would allow utility companies to see a surcharge in order to recoup costs of infrastructure improvements. The third proposal would issue hundreds of millions of dollars in bonds for construction on a new Fulton State Hospital, college campuses and improvements to state parks. Tax money would pay off those bonds. Right now it's unlikely all three proposals would pass this year.