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.
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!
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.
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