This year state lawmakers voted to borrow a half-billion dollars to repair roads and bridges in South Carolina. However, State Senator Greg Gregory of Lancaster says the Palmetto State has $29 billion in road and bridge work that needs to be done during the next 20 years. Gregory says the state’s gasoline tax hasn’t been increased since 1987, and a lot has changed since then.
Gregory favors raising the gas tax two cents a year for five years.
Gregory says a lot of that money would be used to resurface secondary roads.
To hear Gregory’s comments in their entirety, click on WRHI’s Straight Talk page.