Road Contract Recinded by Richland County Council

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Richland County Council rescinded its decision to hire an out-of-state engineering firm to manage its new transportation program amid complaints that homegrown firms should profit from work done by a local sales tax.

Council members met privately for 90 minutes with their McNair firm lawyers, Liz Crum and Frannie Heizer, before announcing they would start over in selecting a team to manage their $1.07 billion investment in roads, public transit and pedestrian improvements.

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