The Agenda: Roads debate; McMaster endorsing Trump; Massive Roof jury pool

Tracking refugees


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In debate over how to finance state roads fixes, it was revealed yesterday that a third of S.C. gas tax is paid by out-of-state drivers. Lawmakers are also debating how best to offset increases in the gas tax, which both rich and poor drivers would be subject to paying equally. Source: The State, Greenville News

As part of that debate, lawmakers reportedly floated a surprise $484 million proposal to widen a stretch of I-26 between Montague Avenue in North Charleston to Heriot Street downtown. Source: P&C

The state Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would require S.C. police to track refugees coming to the state. Source: AP

Congressman Mick Mulvaney, testifying before senators yesterday: "If you let in the wrong Irishman the downside is really not that serious, okay. You let in the wrong Syrian refugee, one, then people can die as a result." Source: WBTW

About 600 Charleston-area residents could be called to serve as potential jurors in the capital trial of accused Mother Emanuel gunman Dylann Roof. Source: P&C

Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster has announced that he's endorsing Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in the state's GOP primary. Source: P&C

With or without Trump, tonight's Fox News debate will go on as planned tonight with the other candidates left to duke it out amongst themselves. Source: CNN

Boeing's forecast for fewer aircraft deliveries this year compared to 2015 will reportedly not affect the company's North Charleston-produced 787 Dreamliners, which shipped a record number of the long-haul passenger jets. Source: AP, P&C



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