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Majority of Senate Republicans Vote To Kill Roads Bill

Columbia- Today, South Carolina State Senator Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg) issued the following statement in response to a procedural vote taken in the State Senate to place the roads bill on the Senate Calendar for debate. “It is a sad day in South Carolina”, said Senator Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg). “There was a very clear opportunity today in the Senate to make roads a priority in South Carolina and, sadly, the Senate…

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Senator: Veto threat no reason to give up

A veto threat from Gov. Nikki Haley shouldn’t prevent the South Carolina Senate from passing a bill to fund the state’s crumbling highways, state Sen. Kevin Johnson said Friday. “We can’t let that stop us,” Johnson said. Read the full article here! 

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Setzler Praises Amazon Expansion

South Carolina Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler released the following statement in reference to the recent announcement of Amazon expanding its Lexington County operations. “This is not just a great day in South Carolina but this is a tremendous day in Lexington County”, said Setzler. “I cannot began to tell you how excited I am about the announcement of Amazon expanding its already huge footprint in Lexington County, right in…

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Greenville Online: Haley’s road plan draws criticism

COLUMBIA – The income tax cuts at the heart of Gov. Nikki Haley’s 10-year road plan are being assailed by both Democrats and a policy group but for for different reasons. … Senate Democrats on Friday distributed their own math, showing that over the 10-year span of the plan, the state’s infrastructure needs would total $14.7 billion, while revenue from the added gas tax and a diversion from the General Fund would total…

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