Last week we had one of those “just-when-you-think-you’ve-seen-everything” moments when we learned of South Carolina’s enactment of a gasoline tax increase…over the governor’s veto!

As you’ll see in the link below, the state legislature overrode Gov. Henry McMaster and enacted an eventual 12-cent-per-gallon increase to address the state’s highway needs. The override required a two-thirds majority in both houses of the legislature, and even McMaster’s fellow Republicans voiced criticism of his veto.

In raising revenue for transportation, South Carolina joined a growing number of states whose leaders have realized that 1) transportation is important and 2) waiting for the federal government to act appears to be a fool’s errand. It seems we’ve come a long way from 2013, when Pennsylvania passed Act 89.

Be of Good Cheer,
— The Wolff

Transportation Issue Update