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July 22, 2014

Sheheen: $500 million for roads, no gas tax hike

To the disappointment of business groups, raising the gas tax is not part of state Sen. Vincent Sheheen’s plan for meeting the state’s multi-billion-dollar road needs, released Tuesday by the Democratic candidate for governor. Instead, Sheheen said if elected, he wants to commit $500 million a year in added state money for road repairs. Most of that money — about $350 million — would come from phasing-in a commitment to spend 5 percent of the state’s general fund revenues, now $7 billion a year, to fix S.C. roads.

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