And when a $100 million boost in state budget is expected, it’s common sense to start with one project that’s been calling for investment for more than a decade.
“We have got to have more infrastructure in this state,” she said. “I can sell South Carolina all day long. We can have the Googles. We can have Michelins expanding, we can have Caterpillar and all these great companies, BMW and all the tire companies that are coming in. At some point it will stop if we don’t do something about this, if we don’t make infrastructure a priority.”
The state Board of Economic Advisors meets Friday to update its revenue forecast for the 2013-14 budget year. Lawmakers use that forecast to plan how to spend state’s tax dollars. House Republicans have made infrastructure a priority, too — they just have a different way of paying for it.
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