Demand Your State Legislators Fix YOUR Road

When state legislators passed the largest gas tax hike in history back in 2017, they promised to fix our roads.

When state legislators voted to increase the tax at the pump by 72%, they promised to stop funneling our money to their pet projects.

When state legislators jacked up fees on registration, license renewal and the vehicle sales tax, they swore they would repair our dangerous bridges.

They lied.

We are paying more at the pump but our roads still crumbling.

A new report from The Nerve shows SCDOT has collected $1.65 BILLION over the last 3 1/2 years - more money than the agency previously needed for project "commitments". 

Even worse, nearly half of that money is sitting in SCDOT's "special fund".  So much money is rotting away in their bank account that they've collected $23 million in interest!

Read the full report here.

Instead of fixing the roads we use every day to get to work, church, or take the kids to school, our state politicians are still trying to funnel our tax $$$ to unnecessary pet projects on the coast.

Whether it's a "parkway" with bicycle lanes in Charleston or turning a 2-lane country road into a 5-lane highway in Florence, your politicians are laundering gas tax dollars to finance new projects instead of repairing existing roads and bridges.

Enough is enough!

If you want to get YOUR roads fixed - instead of the their pet projects - you have to pressure Governor McMaster, your state representative, and your state senator.

Remember, those 3 politicians appoint and control the SCDOT.

They approve SCDOT's budget every year.

Don't waste your time contacting SCDOT to fix your roads...they're just a middle man.

Go straight to the top - the Governor, your state representative and your state Senator.

Click HERE to send your state politicians the latest SCDOT report and tell them the specific road you want fixed.

Let them know you are watching the gas tax hike money closely and expect answers about when your road will get fixed..

Click HERE to send them a message now.

 

Help us empower as many South Carolinians as we can to pressure their state politicians and get their roads fixed. Click here.

 

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  • James Leonard
    commented 2021-03-09 18:40:44 -0500
    It Is With Much Regret That Our State Legislators Are Showing Some Signs Of Having Amnesia Or Is It Something Like Dementia ! When You Took It Upon Yourselves To Raise The Gas Taxes And Said You Would Make Good On Repairing Our Major Roads The Secondary Roads And Above All Our Highways , I Don’t Feel As If You Were Being Totally Honest, And Used That As An Excuse To Sit On The $1.65 Billion Dollars And THATS A Billion And Sixty Five Million Excuses To Not Do Anything About The Conditions Of Our Roadways ! The Interstate Highways Which Have Been Under Constant Construction For Who Knows How Long , Are Too In Disrepair But We Can Put Up With Those Small Problems As Long As You People Get Your Acts Together And Do Something About Our Major, Secondary And Then Highways All across The State Of South Carolina ! Don’t Run Off Down Somewhere In The Low Country, And Do Like You Did Once Before , By Letting Some Person In The Legislation , Or Whom Ever Purpose A 4 Lane Highway In An Area Where The Amount Of Traffic Is Not Enough To Cause The Need Fir Such A Costly Piece Of Construction Or Even Begin To Pay For
    Such A Project !
    Our Interstates Are Necessary I Agree, But The States Roads Are In Disrepair And When They Are Patched, That Does Not Last Long And Has To Be Repeated Every Little While. The Cost Of Patching Is Way Too Much For The Jobs Being Done And Are Not Withstanding The Traffic, And Causes Our Automobiles To Need REPAIR Which Should Not Be A Factor. I Like Many Many Other People Are Getting Tired Of This CAT And MOUSE GAME Of Passing The BUCK From One Department To Another Just SO YOU PEOPLE CAN DO AS YOU PLEASE AND SPEND MONEY ON PROJECTS OF NO VALUE TO OUR STATE RIGHT NOW !
    There Is Information That Now YOU WANT TO SPEND SOMETHING LIKE OVER A HALF BULLION DOLLARS ON WIDENING A CANNEL ! That Is Way Less Important Than Our Streets , Roads, ETC. Than Spending That Much Money For Something That Can Be Put On The Back Burner !

    The Time Has Come To Do Your Duty And Get To Work Getting Our Major And Secondary Roads Totally Repaired !
    “WE THE PROPLE “ Will Remember WHO DID Or DID NOT DO WHATS RIGHT ABOUT FIXING OUR ROADS AND PUTTING THIM IN TOP SHAPE !
  • Alice Asbill
    commented 2021-02-16 12:20:33 -0500
    Alice Akers Asbill
  • Anne Danciu
    commented 2021-02-16 12:09:58 -0500
    Start by fixing Greenville roads
  • Roger Lusk
    commented 2021-02-16 11:32:34 -0500
    You guys raise the taxes on gasoline so why aren’t my roads fixed? I see no paving activity!
  • Seth Powell
    published this page 2021-02-16 09:22:48 -0500