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Gas tax credit still unpopular, state concedes

February 17, 2021

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By RICK BRUNDRETT An income tax credit that S.C. lawmakers created in 2017 to offset the state gasoline tax hike has been relatively unpopular so far, records show. And state revenue forecasters are now admitting it. After two years of wrongly predicting that taxpayers would claim the maximum-allowed amount of income tax credits, the state […]

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No bad bridges fixed under gas-tax-hike law, slow progress with other funds

June 12, 2019

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By RICK BRUNDRETT The state transportation department hasn’t replaced one bad bridge with gas-tax-hike revenues collected for nearly two years – despite promises by lawmakers that the money would be used to fix South Carolina’s crumbling roads and bridges. And the Department of Transportation has completed relatively few bridge projects in recent years with other […]

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Year 1 of the gas-tax-hike law: Hundreds of millions collected, little spent

August 22, 2018

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  By RICK BRUNDRETT One year after the state law took effect hiking the gasoline tax and other fees that lawmakers promised would go toward fixing South Carolina’s deteriorating roads and bridges, motorists continue to see little results for their money. Documents with the state Department of Transportation and Comptroller General’s Office show that of […]

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