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New SC gas tax spending will be published online

The years-long debate over South Carolina road funding stirred strong feelings all around. While tax hike advocates made a passionate case about the need for infrastructure repairs, their plan — which raises the fuel tax by 12 cents over six years, in addition to other tax and fee increases — will put a noticeable pinch on our wallets. It’s hard to fault those who opposed it, given the ever-increasing demands being placed on them by their various layers of government.

Letters to the Editor

School district has credibility problem

Regarding the school redistricting article that appeared on Aug. 15, would Beaufort County residents approve a plan to fund $300 million for school expansion and upgrades prior to Superintendent Jeff Moss and the school board fully explaining in detail the $30 million charged on school district credit cards?

Letters to the Editor

Provide for long-term workers, not temps

Your newspaper gave us an article about employers wanting to bring more temporary workers here on work visas. We have thousands of workers already here who need work visas or even better legal residency, but they are not from the designated countries, like Thailand and Jamaica. They are from neighboring places.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t let them cut retiree COLAs

As a federal retiree who has served our country for years, I am deeply concerned with a provision in the president’s budget that would eliminate cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for current and future federal retirees. I ask that my representative and senators oppose any proposals that would reduce COLAs for federal retirees.

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