The law's financial boost halted the "free fall," so the state could meet its obligations to current employees and retirees, said Sen. Sean Bennett, R-Summerville.
McMaster signs bill stabilizing S. Carolina's pension system →
Bennett contends a bill that only raises gas taxes and fees for roadwork won't get the supermajority approval needed to override Gov. Henry McMaster's threatened veto.
Senators reject proposal to cut taxes in road-funding bill →