State Rep. Gary Simrill, R-York, will join the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank’s board.
Simrill is House Speaker Jay Lucas’ legislative appointee to the board, succeeding outgoing state Rep. Chip Limehouse, R-Charleston. However, Limehouse will remain on the bank board as a non-legislative appointee.
The Infrastructure Bank has been criticized for picking road projects based on politics, not statewide need.
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Lawmakers changed state law earlier this year to allow the Transportation Department to approve or reject the Infrastructure Bank’s projects. A specific process was not outlined.