South Carolina Special Session
The South Carolina legislature will enter a three day special session beginning Tuesday, June 16th. South Carolina’s fiscal year begins on July 1st, but the legislature has yet to approve a budget. Much of the special session will be spent on transportation related issues. Democrats want more money to be allocated for road improvements and a raise on the gasoline tax. In addition, the state has $400 million more in revenue than projected so lawmakers will have to find ways to spend it. Lastly, ride share company Uber, which has been operating on a temporary license, will lobby to have permanent changes made to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Uber’s current license is set to end on June 30th.