Secret road-funding meetings likely violating law

-THE NERVE, 19 JANUARY 2016, FEAT. PROF. JAY BENDER:

The final version of legislation to fix South Carolina’s roads (read: tax hike) is being hammered out right now in secret meetings experts say likely are illegal, The Nerve has learned.

Eight Senators make up the road plan “working group” appointed by Sen. Hugh Leatherman (R-Florence) in his role as Senate president pro tempore – Sens. Joel Lourie (D-Richland), Darrell Jackson (D-Richland), Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw), Shane Massey (R-Edgefield), Sean Bennett (R-Dorchester) and Wes Hayes (R-York).

The group is co-chaired by Sens. Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg) and Raymond Cleary (R-Georgetown) and has met three times, according to published reports. <Read More>