H.3111 – Gas Tax Hike

H.3111 would impose a fourteen cent per gallon gas tax hike, the proceeds of which would be used to improve road conditions and supporting infrastructure. The legislation includes a provision that automatically sunset the legislation every five years if the current average wholesale price of fuel is greater than the average wholesale price over the previous five years.

The problem with South Carolina roads is structural rather than monetary, as existing infrastructure revenue is spent unwisely and the system is unaccountable to taxpayers. These issues should be addressed before a tax hike is even considered.

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