A recent update released by officials from the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce highlighted the chamber's belief a roads bill is on the correct legislative path.
"The Senate recently passed a roads funding bill amendment which was amended by the House last week," chamber officials said. "Many, including the governor, are saying the roads bill is dead. We do not agree."
The chamber noted that the House and Senate have attempted to find a solution to increase funding for the state's infrastructure and the restructuring of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), "all while our roads and bridges continue to decay."
Chamber officials stated the roads bill is "on the correct legislative path" and their belief that a conference committee will be able to reach a solution to which all parties can agree.
"The region’s business community wants to ensure that the SCDOT is accountable and spending the funds made available by our residents in the most responsible way possible," the chamber officials said. "It is apparent, after reviewing the findings of the Legislative Audit Council, that SCDOT is doing the best they can with the current funding."
The officials said the chamber will keep working with its coalition partners "to ensure there is a substantial, dedicated and recurring revenue source in place that will truly solve the problem."
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