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MORNING BUZZ: Senators to resume abortion bill talks + Group to urge lawmakers to fix roads

Senators to resume abortion bill talks

With 9 days left in the regular session, Senators will debate again the bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy. State Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, filibustered the abortion restriction Thursday, saying exceptions in the proposal for rape or incest victims unjustly would sentence a fetus to death for the father’s crimes.

Bright also acknowledged he is in no hurry for the Senate to get to another bill, stuck behind the abortion proposal on the Senate’s calendar, that he opposes. That proposal would raise the state’s gas tax to pay for road repairs.

Group urges road fix

The S.C. Alliance to Fix Our Roads will hold a rally at the State House lobby at 11:30 a.m. to support increased money toward road repairs. Chief Executive Officer of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce Ted Pitts is set to attend along with representatives from AARP, AAA Carolinas, the S.C. Trucking Association and more.

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