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MORNING BUZZ: S.C. Senate punts on bonds, boosts roads + anti-tax group pays at the pump

The Senate scrubs bond package

The S.C. Senate rejected a plan to borrow $237 million for state colleges and armory renovations, but put a roads plan on the list of priorities. To get to roads, however, the Senate must first deal with a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. The anti-abortion Palmetto Family Council, in a Facebook post, is calling it “D-Day for the unborn in South Carolina.”

Protesters picking up the gas tab

Americans for Prosperity S.C. is paying commuters’ gas taxes at the pump to “highlight how much the gas tax already costs drivers in the state, and reinforce the argument against a gas tax hike,” according to a press release from the conservative, limited-government organization. The group starts chipping in for drivers at the pump at 7:30 a.m. at a 2031 Bull Street gas station.

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