Columbia, SC At the bottom of a Dec. 4 story in The State (“Woman to lead House education panel”), I read where state Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Berkeley, wants to increase the gas tax by 2 cents a gallon annually, for 10 straight years, in exchange for lowering the state’s income tax brackets by 2 cents on the dollar. Our governor doesn’t think the gas tax should be increased, something that hasn’t been done in 27 years.
We’ve had an increase in vehicle traffic as well as more businesses and people moving to our state. You shouldn’t have to worry about swerving off the road on I-26 coming into Irmo; you just line your tires up with the ruts and they’ll keep you straight. How much longer will we have to wait before our road system is fixed? By the way, we don’t need a million-dollar contract to study Malfunction Junction. We know it’s bad, and there is no way it can be fixed without blowing up the whole thing.