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News Coverage with Video:

WIS TV Columbia- Report: Roads cost Columbia drivers $1,300 a year:

http://www.wistv.com/story/27856019/new-report-evaluates-south-carolinas-roads-bridges

 

WLTX Columbia- Report Finds Bad SC Roads Have Economic Impact:

http://www.wltx.com/story/news/2015/01/15/trip-south-carolina-road-report-finds-bad-roads-have-economic-impact/21832653/

 

WACH Fox Columbia- Report: Roads in South Carolina cost drivers nearly $3 billion a year:

http://www.wach.com/news/story.aspx?id=1149666#.VLkdA0fF-So

 

Carolina Live Myrtle Beach- National research group says South Carolina roads in terrible shape:

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1149983#.VLkpXUfF-So

 

WYFF Spartanburg- Report: Upstate road conditions cost every driver $1,248 annually:

http://www.wyff4.com/news/group-reveals-state-of-sc-roads-in-new-report/30718700

 

WSPA Spartanburg- Study: SC Roads In Poor Shape, Cost Drivers $1,200 Each Year:

http://www.wspa.com/story/27863589/study-sc-roads-in-poor-shape-cost-drivers-1200-each-year?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

 

ABC 4 Charleston- New report evaluates South Carolina's roads, bridges:

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/27855572/new-report-evaluates-south-carolinas-roads-bridges

 

Live 5 News WCSC Charleston- Report: Poor SC road conditions costing drivers nearly $3 billion per year:

http://www.live5news.com/story/27863213/report-poor-sc-road-conditions-costing-drivers-nearly-3-billion-per-year

 

WCBD Charleston- Charleston's roads and bridges need some work

http://www.counton2.com/story/27861639/charlestons-roads-and-bridges-need-some-work

 

News Coverage without Video:

ABC Columbia-Report on how roads cost SC drivers part of money push:

http://www.abccolumbia.com/news/local/288653621.html

 

Monday Forum: Why We Need a Revenue-Neutral Gas Tax Hike

http://www.thestate.com/2015/01/11/3918235/krauthammer-the-revenue-neutral.html?sp=/99/168/

 

Editorial: 2015 Legislature needs to focus first on fundamentals-

http://www.thestate.com/2015/01/11/3918232/editorial-2015-legislature-needs.html?sp=/99/168/

 

SC House Roads Plan Would Cut Gas Tax, Add Sales Tax-

http://www.wltx.com/story/news/local/2015/01/09/sc-house-roads-plan-would-cut-gas-tax-add-sales-tax/21525901/

 

Don’t Falter on State Road Fix-

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150108/PC1002/150109571

 

South Carolina Reports Rise in Highway Deaths in 2014

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/01/05/351605.htm

 

Association of Counties Addresses General Assembly-

http://www.moultrienews.com/article/20141230/MN01/141239977/1014/association-of-counties-addresses-general-assembly

 

More SC Travelers Driving on State’s Crumbling Roads During Holidays-

http://www.thestate.com/2014/12/22/3889292_more-sc-travelers-driving-on-states.html?rh=1

 

SC POLITICS: Commission OKs SC road-needs plan:

http://www.thestate.com/2014/12/08/3861632_sc-politics-commission-oks-sc.html?rh=1

 

Head of Michelin North America calls SC roads a 'disgrace':

http://www.wistv.com/story/27478447/head-of-michelin-north-america-calls-sc-roads-a-disgrace

 

Michelin president calls for SC’s leaders to fix roads:

http://www.thestate.com/2014/11/26/3835223/michelin-president-calls-for-state.html

 

Is SC speeding down the road to a gas tax hike?:

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/27408649/speeding-down-the-road-to-a-gas-tax-hike

 

Alternate plan emerges for fixing and paying for SC roads:

http://www.thestate.com/2014/11/15/3814946/alternate-plan-emerges-for-fixing.html

 

Officials continue to look for way to fund SC road repairs:

http://www.wistv.com/story/27358459/officials-continue-to-look-for-way-to-fund-sc-road-repairs

 

(11.05.14) County voters bury sales tax plan:

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/politics/2014/11/04/county-voters-bury-sales-tax-plan/18502641/

 

Lexington County Penny Sales Tax Crushed:

http://www.thestate.com/2014/11/04/3791185/lexington-county-penny-sales-tax.html

 

Clyburn: Multiyear funding needed for transportation:

http://thetandd.com/news/clyburn-multiyear-funding-needed-for-transportation/article_b03bc384-60bc-11e4-b9dd-07f5f938c65b.html

 

Sales tax plan promoted at transportation summit:

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/money/business/2014/10/30/sales-tax-plan-promoted-transportation-summit/18205329/

 

Monday letters: Repeal $300 tax cap rather than raising gas tax:

http://www.thestate.com/2014/10/27/3765933_monday-letters-repeal-300-tax.html?rh=1

 

Statehouse Report: State plays shell game with local governments:

http://www.scnow.com/opinion/article_6d46afbe-5be2-11e4-a684-0017a43b2370.html

 

County ballot proposals to fix roads could change funding debate:

http://www.wistv.com/story/26818020/county-ballot-proposals-to-fix-roads-could-change-funding-debate

 

Exclusive: Most SC Voters Oppose Gas Tax Increase

http://www.thestate.com/2014/10/04/3724499_exclusive-most-sc-voters-oppose.html?rh=1

 

Governor Candidates Promise to Fix SC Roads, but How?

http://www.thestate.com/2014/10/04/3724387/governor-candidates-promise-to.html

 

Take the Bold Route to Fix SC Roads

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141005/PC1002/141009651

 

“Acting SC House speaker creates roads committee” Cassie Cope, the State, September 12, 2014

http://www.thestate.com/2014/09/12/3677677_acting-sc-house-speaker-creates.html?&rh=1

 

"Fixing SC roads going to get ‘more difficult’  Tim Smith, September 9, 2014:

http://www.wltx.com/story/news/local/2014/09/09/fixing-sc-roads-going-to-get-more-difficult/15328585/

 

“Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States” Brian Ethridge, September 5, 2014:

http://www.betterroads.com/deadliest-and-safest-places-to-drive-in-the-united-states/

 

“What can be done about South Carolina’s aging roads?” Will Whitson, August 29, 2014:

http://www.wistv.com/story/26405100/what-can-be-done-about-fixing-south-carolinas-aging-roads

 

“Report: S.C. needs $70 billion for roads” Kirk Brown, August 29, 2014:

 http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/29/3648786/report-sc-needs-70-billion-for.html

 

“There’s no free lunch and no painless road fix” Cindi Ross Scoppe, August 5, 2014:

http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/05/3602660_scoppe-theres-no-free-lunch-and.html?rh=1

 

“Anti-tax fixation paves the road to S.C. ruin” Ron Brinson, July 27, 2014:

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140727/PC1002/140729424

 

“Rescue last-place rural roads” Post and Courier Editorial, July 27, 2014:

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140727/PC1002/140729419

 

“Sheheen: $500 million for roads, no gas tax hike” Jamie Self, July 22, 2014:

http://www.thestate.com/2014/07/22/3577105/sheheen-roads-plan-would-set-500.html

 

Report: Fatality rate on South Carolina's rural roads highest in nation” Cynthia Roldan, July 11, 2014:

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140711/PC1603/140719872

 

“Haley to offer road plan after election” Tim Smith, July 1, 2014:

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/01/haley-offer-road-plan-jan/11896339/

 

 

 

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