Sheheen's plan for SC roads doesn't raise gas tax


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen is releasing his plan to improve South Carolina roads without raising the gas tax.

The state senator from Camden wants the General Assembly set up a plan to dedicate 5 percent of the state budget and surplus every year to repairing and building roads. That plan would have raised about $350 million if it had been in place this year.

Sheheen's plan did not list the items that would be cut from the budget to pay for roads.

Sheheen also wants to borrow money immediately for important projects that can't wait, concentrate on repairing roads before building new ones and reorganize the Department of Transportation.

Republican Gov. Nikki Haley says she will release her plan to improve roads in January if she is re-elected.


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