Oconee lawmaker “re-thinking” lowering gas tax stance

State Representative Bill Whitmire, Oconee Republican, admits he’s “re-thinking” his stance in opposition to lowering South Carolina’s gas tax, as the pump price keeps increasing.  A number of Oconee outlets today are posting a gallon of regular gas at $4.19.  Just across the line in Georgia, stations there are charging around $3.89, as the result of Governor Kemp’s decision to temporarily suspend the tax in his state.