Legislature Looks To Overrule Governor's Veto And Pass Gas Tax

A South Carolina representative says the three-year debate leading up to the passing of the new gas tax is a "long and winding road." 

The House gave the final approval of the legislation that would raise the gas tax by two cents each year for six years yesterday. The approval comes after the Senate voted in favor of the bill with a veto-proof majority. 

Governor Henry McMaster fulfilled his long-ago promise to veto the legislation. The newest compromise includes a tax credit for the extra gas costs and a tuition cut. There will be an increase in fees for things like vehicle registration and alternative fuel cars, among others. 

The House and the Senate will vote to override the veto as early as Wednesday. They need a two-thirds vote in both instances to get the bill into the law books.


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