Last week Gov. Nikki Haley held a press conference calling for the legislature to invest the additional $100 million in new, one-time revenue that was announced by the Board of Economic Advisors (BEA) in our state’s highway system. Haley called for investing those dollars towards interstate expansion and road and bridge repair.
As the full House Ways and Means Committee begins their work on the budget, Haley urged them to allocate the new revenue towards the state’s crumbling roads and bridges. Carolinas AGC Board Chair Scott Fant, Sloan Construction, took the time to talk to Gov. Haley’about the state’s highway needs at her press conference.
The Carolinas AGC also reports that the SC Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee gave a favorable as amended report to H.3290, the Business Freedom to Choose Act or better known as flow control. The majority of presenters testified against the bill. Sen. Ray Cleary made a motion to insert the language that the senate passed in 2012 and his motion as approved. The legislation is designed to prohibit local governments from enacting flow control ordinances on solid waste disposal. Carolinas AGC and several business groups support this legislation because it does not give local governments an unfair competitive advantage over private enterprises. Read More.