Senate Approves Gas Tax Hike After Compromise

The South Carolina Senate has approved raising the state's gas tax by 12 cents over the next six years. 

Their majority vote will overrule the promised veto by Governor Henry McMaster. 

The tax is meant to repair the roads around the state. The only obstacle in the way of the legislation's official approval is a House vote on Tuesday. 

If the House approves the compromise and it ends up getting vetoed by the governor, the Legislature would likely overturn the veto by the end of the week. Around 630-million dollars is expected to be made with the higher gas tax and driving fees over the next six years. 

The compromise includes tax rebates for the higher tax and tuition tax credits to balance the extra tax.


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