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8:19 am on Friday February 7, 2014

SC senator proposes gas tax alternative

via WBTW: "...Senator Hugh Leatherman of Florence has an idea. He no longer wants to tax drivers by the gallon. Instead, he wants to charge drivers by the miles driven. By charging per mile driven, Senator Leatherman hopes the revenues the state...
6:28 am on Friday May 3, 2013

S.C. Lawmakers need to get serious on paying for roads

Current discussions on raising money to pay for South Carolina's adding roads, bridges, and infrastructure don't  offer the real amount amount of money needed for a fix.
1:20 am on Wednesday April 24, 2013

S.C. Senators begin discussing road fix ideas

Six senators are discussing a plethora of ideas to fix South Carolina's aging road and bridge network, but all of them do not adjust the 25-year-old gas tax and fall far short of the estimated $600 million annual funding deficit.
7:39 am on Friday December 28, 2012

A new S.C. gas tax battle looms as lobbyist are hired

Flickr user djwtwo A few more pennies would make a huge difference in state maintenance of roads. In the apparent wake of news that South Carolina's roads, highways, bridges, and other infrastructure are facing a $30 billion funding gap, a one-time...
5:29 am on Friday December 28, 2012

A new S.C. gas tax battle looms as lobbyist are hired

In the apparent wake of news that South Carolina's roads, highways, bridges, and other infrastructure are facing a $30 billion funding gap, a one-time educational group is getting more proactive about raising our state's road funding. The S.C....
1:51 am on Friday December 28, 2012

A new S.C. gas tax battle looms as lobbyist are hired

Image by Flickr user djwtwo A few more pennies would make a huge difference in state maintenance of roads.In the apparent wake of news that South Carolina's roads, highways, bridges, and other infrastructure are facing a $30 billion funding gap, a...
11:36 am on Monday December 10, 2012

South Carolina infrastructure faces looming $30 billion funding gap

Image by Flickr user "Tattooed JJ"We've written before about how an insufficient gas tax prevents the S.C. DOT's budget, now Transportation Secretary Robert St. Onge is warning of the deficit.  Specifically Onge is forecasting a $30 billion...
9:52 am on Sunday October 10, 2010

Battle lines being drawn over 5.5¢ hike in South Carolina gas tax

Image by Flickr user Indy CharlieThe Legislature isn't even back in session and already we're seeing rising heat over whether or not South Carolina should raise its fourth-lowest in the nation gas tax. A lot of numbers have been tossed around but...
8:53 am on Sunday October 10, 2010

Battle lines being drawn over proposed 5.5¢ hike to South Carolina gas tax

The Legislature isn't even back in session and already we're seeing rising heat over whether or not South Carolina should raise its fourth-lowest in the nation gas tax. A lot of numbers have been tossed around but the one that seems to be the...
3:27 am on Friday July 9, 2010

South Carolina could push to raise gas tax 10 cents to fix ailing roads

Image by Flickr user bitzcietIf you've every wondered why the roads in South Carolina are so much worse than the ones in our neighboring states, the reason is simple: We don't pay as much for them.  The South Carolina Department of Transportation...
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