- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Sen. Tom Davis’ filibuster will continue into the final week of the South Carolina legislative session.

The Senate adjourned Thursday with the Beaufort Republican still holding the floor, speaking against a gas tax increase to help fix the state’s roads.

Davis says the state can find enough money in its current budget for roads. His cause has been bolstered by the likelihood that South Carolina will find an extra $400 million to spend in this year’s budget when the Board of Economic Advisers meets Friday.

Senators have worked around Davis’ filibuster to pass a bill allowing for a special session starting June 16 to deal with budget vetoes and other lingering matters.

Davis says he will keep filibustering until the session ends next Thursday to block a gas tax increase.


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