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Column: Busy session addressed festering problems

Here’s my final legislative summary for you regarding the just-finished General Assembly session.

Roads funding and restructuring
After years of inaction, the General Assembly passed a roads bill that reforms both the DOT and the State Infrastructure Bank, as well as provides a major increase in funding for long-overdue maintenance needs. The governor now has the authority – and responsibility – to appoint, oversee and, when necessary, fire the nine SCDOT Commissioners.