House Group to Discuss Roads Bill Under Pressure from Haley

Roads BadCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina House members will discuss whether they can accept the Senate’s plan to fix South Carolina’s roads without changing it.

A House committee led by Rock Hill Republican Rep. Gary Simrill meets Thursday to discuss the next step with the roads proposal.

The committee will talk about the Senate bill that takes $400 million out of the general fund for roads and changes the structure of the Department of Transportation. Members will also discuss this week’s audit that says DOT needs a more stable source of revenue and more money.

Gov. Nikki Haley says the House needs to pass the Senate bill and shouldn’t set aside a good bill trying to craft one that’s perfect. She promises to work on changing how DOT gets its money next year.

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