The business community descended upon the South Carolina State House today to urge the General Assembly, specifically the Senate, to get to work on an infrastructure funding package. With just nine days left in the legislative session, representatives from small, medium and large businesses as well as more than 25 chambers of commerce and other organizations crowded the State House lobby to address the media.
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ted Pitts addressed the group. “There is no other issue that the business community is more united on,” he said. “With just nine days remaining to invest in our roads, it is unacceptable for the Senate to go home without getting the people’s work done.”
The House passed its infrastructure plan months ago, and the Senate just recently set an infrastructure funding bill for priority debate, but the legislation still has a hurdle to overcome as it sits behind a 20-week abortion bill and the Capital Reserve Fund.
In related news, WACH Fox is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Infrastructure this Thursday, May 21 from 7 pm-8 pm at the Booker T. Washington Auditorium (1400 Wheat Street, Columbia) at the University of South Carolina. The Forum will be broadcast and streamed live over several stations throughout South Carolina. South Carolina Chamber President and CEO Ted Pitts will participate on a panel along with representatives of the South Carolina Policy Council and Americans for Prosperity. We invite you to join us in the audience, but space is limited. If you wish to attend, please send your name to email@example.com.