The Senate budgeting committee has approved a plan—14 to 8—to raise South Carolina’s 16.75 cents-a-gallon gas tax by 12 cents over six years. The proposal, which raises the tax two […]
The state Transportation Department is planning to deliver $5 billion in interstate projects over the next 10 years, agency secretary, Christy Hall said Wednesday. The plan would revamp 140 miles […]
Several House Republicans have called the Senate-passed roads plan irresponsible budgeting—even as the state Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office reports that the House plan will garner far less than the $427 million for roads initially estimated for fiscal year 2015-2016.
Senators approved on Thursday a roads funding plan that spends $400 million annually without increasing the gas tax.
The SCDOT says they lack the funds they need—$1.2 billion per year—to bring the state’s more than 41,000 miles of roads and 8,380 bridges up to par.
A group opposed to increasing the gas tax pays the 45 cents-a-gallon gas tax for the first 2,000 gallons at a Lexington gas station on Wednesday morning.
Updated April 28 Lawmakers have repeatedly sung one chorus this year—constituents want them to find a way to fix roads and bridges in South Carolina. The Senate Finance Committee approved […]
A state House subcommittee has advanced a fair tax proposal, which supporters say could help raise money for roads. According to the South Carolina FairTax movement, a six percent state […]
Drivers could start paying more taxes at the pump this year if the legislature approves a funding package to increase funding for roads. The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday approved […]