March 29, 2017
Senate Rejects Placing a Plan to Fix SC Roads on Priority Status
Columbia, SC – Today, the South Carolina State Senate failed to make a roads plan a legislative priority by a vote of (Y)23 – (N)18. The motion to set the bill for special order did not receive the necessary two-thirds vote and the bill remains on hold.
“Today’s action marks another step in the legislative process to secure a roads bill this year,” said Bill Ross President and CEO of the SC Alliance to Fix Our Roads. “While the priority status vote failed, we are encouraged by Senators who have indicated that they are committed to passing a bill and will continue to work together to pass a compromise plan.”
“The House of Representatives has stepped up every year to pass a plan to fix our roads and bridges,” said Ross. “The time is now for the Senate to work together to pass a bi-partisan compromise plan that will ensure safer, more efficient roads.”
The South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Roads is a non-partisan, non-profit, statewide organization made up of business leaders, associations, and chambers of commerce who believe that an efficient and safe highway system is essential to South Carolina’s continued economic growth and prosperity.