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SC House approves bill that provides $400M more for roads

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

The South Carolina House has approved a bill that would generate more than $400 million additional annually for road and bridge work.

The measure passed 87-20 on Wednesday. The bill would have drivers pay the equivalent of 10 cents more per gallon for gas. The bill offsets that increase by giving most taxpayers a $48 savings on their personal income taxes.

The Department of Transportation has said it needs an additional $1.5 billion yearly over 20 years to bring roads to good condition.

The bill also provides an income tax cut of about $48 a year to taxpayers.

Gov. Nikki Haley has threatened to veto the bill because the tax cut is too small. But the 87-20 vote may show there is enough support to override any veto.

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