Pressure Builds on South Carolina Senate to Pass Roads Bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators will again debate sending more money to the state’s roads, and all signs point to some late nights.

The Senate comes into session at noon Tuesday. Sen Tom Davis will be on the floor when the debate starts. The Beaufort Republican blocked action on the bill last week, seeking to change the board that governs the Department of Transportation.

Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman wants to start voting on amendments to the road funding bill. The Florence Republican canceled the regularly-scheduled Senate Finance and Senate Judiciary committee meetings Tuesday afternoon and told senators they may stay late.

Also, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is calling on its members to tell their senators to end the filibuster and vote on a roads bill this week.

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