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SC Senate Passes 12 Cent Fuel Tax

Expecting a Veto? The South Carolina Senate passed a 12-cent fuel tax last night aimed at fixing the state’s deteriorating roads and bridges. Governor McMaster has promised a veto before. The story here in The State Newspaper. http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article145268809.html

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The State Newspaper: 5 Myths of Fuel Tax Debate

What’s True? What’s Not? The State Newspaper has an article “5 Myths About the Gas Tax Debate.” It lays out some facts about the status of our South Carolina roads and funding. The issue is currently being debated in the legislature, so who knows what craziness might result? The article in The State is here: http://www.thestate.com/news/state/article145436279.html

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Going Fishing This Weekend?

Fishing Report from CharlestonFishing.com We wrapped up February with some very mild weather and March has certainly started off the same. Water temps are holding on the low 60s, significantly warmer than I can ever remember for early March. Unless there is an abrupt change in weather over the next few weeks this will be the earliest year that I ...

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SC Governor Opposes Gas Tax

McMaster Says Citizens Taxed Enough Gov. Henry McMaster rejects gas tax increase: ‘I think the people of South Carolina are taxed enough’ http://www.postandcourier.com/politics/gov-henry-mcmaster-rejects-gas-tax-increase-i-think-the/article_094c20e8-0419-11e7-b2d7-6f3dba4331fa.html

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Hoping to Avoid “Truckmaggedon 2” at North Chuck

Bugs Worked Out In New Gate System?   Remember “Truckmaggedon” at the Wando terminal last summer? State Ports Authority feels ready to bring its new Advanced Gate System to its North Charleston Terminal. Rollout should be completed by February. The computerized system, which is designed to move trucks more quickly in and out of the SPA’s container yards, made its ...

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Editorial by CEO of SC Trucking Association

This editorial piece appears in today’s Charleston, SC, Post & Courier. It is by Richard Todd, CEO of the SC Trucking Association. Mamas, let your babies grow up to be ‘knights of the road’ http://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/mamas-let-your-babies-grow-up-to-be-knights-of/article_31e0f76a-a6c0-11e6-8def-734358fcee2e.html

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Fishin’ Friday Report

From Our Friends at CharlestonFishing.com As we roll into early fall the temps the mercury is beginning to creep down making for some really enjoyable days on the water. The creeks remain full of shrimp and fat finger mullet with some haden mixed in. Fishing live bait over structure with either a float rig or Carolina rig right now is ...

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Possible Roadway Flooding: Another Tropical Storm

First Tropical Storm In 20 Years To Form Over Land Possible Roadway Flooding Tropical Storm Julia formed over land Tuesday night and is expected to bring 3-7 inches of rain to the Lowcountry through the week. No dsngerous winds are expected, though.

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110,000 New Jobs Expected Through 2017

Bookended by thriving development in Charleston and the Upstate, South Carolina’s economic growth is expected to outpace the nation’s through 2017 and add 110,000 jobs by the end of next year. The Palmetto State, with its growing industrial might and diversified base, should see economic growth of 3.6 percent this year and 3.8 percent in 2017, Wells Fargo Securities economists ...

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