by the SC Alliance to Fix Our Roads (SCFOR)
Road bill approved by sub-committee; Governor McMaster's position on road plan
Yesterday, one of the comprehensive road funding plans, H.3516, cleared its first hurdle. Members of a sub-committee of the House of Representatives budget-writing committee passed H. 3516 unanimously. Subcommittee members included:
Representative Chip Huggins
Representative Bill Clyburn
Representative Gary Simrill
Representative Jackie Hayes
Representative Leon Stavrinakis
Representative Alan Clemmons
Representative Shannon Erickson
The bill is set to be considered by the full Ways and Means Committee on Thursday, February 9th immediately upon adjournment of the House. View the full agenda here, Agenda Available.
With the announcement of Governor McMaster’s federal road funding plan, it is critical we contact members of the Ways and Means Committee and encourage them to approve H.3516.
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Governor Henry McMaster Request Federal Road Funding
In a letter to President Donald Trump, Governor Henry McMaster requested that the president includes two South Carolina projects in his national infrastructure plan. A copy of the letter can be found here.
The request is for $5.18 billion for two projects: $180 million to deepen the Charleston Port and $5 billion for transportation infrastructure projects. The projects include $500 million for safety improvement; $2 billion for paving and repairing the interstate system; $2 billion for congestion; and $500 million for bridge repair and replacement.
We are continuing to learn more details about the plan. More information will be provided in this week’s capitol report.
Road Funding News Headlines
SC House panel approves $60-a-year increase to gas tax- The State
House roads funding bill sponsor defends tax and fee increases- The Post and Courier
Bill that raises $600M for roadwork advancing in House- ABC
House subcommittee sends gas tax plan to full committee- WIS
Gov. McMaster's road plan news:
Gov. Henry McMaster asks President Trump for $5B to help SC roads- WIS
Key Democrat Supports Governor's Road Money Request- WLTX
Gov. McMaster Wants Gas Tax to Be Last Resort- WLTX