Finally, the House has done what it always had to do if it were to act rationally on financing road construction — raise the tax designed for that purpose, which had been kept ridiculously low:
The South Carolina House passed a bill Wednesday to pay to repair the state’s crumbling roads by increasing the state’s gas tax by 10 cents a gallon.
The proposal, which would raise roughly $427 million a year, passed 87-20, a large enough margin in the GOP-dominated House to survive a veto threat by Republican Gov. Nikki Haley.
State Rep. Gary Simrill, R-York, said the “strong vote” shows House members are serious about fixing S.C. roads….
Here’s hoping House members continue to stand up against the governor’s nonsensical stance, and that the Senate acts reasonably as well.
So far, the governor has reacted in a predictable manner, demagoguing on Facebook rather than engaging lawmakers.