A news analysis by Bill Davis | South Carolina politicians, like country doctors, seem to have a limited number of remedies in their bag.
Bad roads? Cut taxes. Failing schools? Cut taxes. Economy faltering? Cut taxes. Crumbling infrastructure? Cut taxes.
Now in the final week of this year’s regularly scheduled legislative session, the General Assembly is stalled on a deal to increase the state’s lowly 16.75-cents-per-gallon gas tax to pay toward $40 billion in identified roads projects.