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Charleston flooding proposal unanimously approved by committee, needs further action

Flooding in Charleston (WCIV)

A proposal to fix Charleston drainage and flooding problems has cleared its first hurdle in that Mayor John Tecklenberg traveled to Columbia Wednesday.

Mayor Tecklenberg testified before the Senate Finance Committee Sales and Income Tax Subcommittee.

The committees voted unanimously to allow revenue from local and state accommodation taxes to fund flooding projects.

The bill will now go to the full Senate Finance Committee for further action.

Mayor Tecklenberg says the revenue will help serve the nearly six million tourists who visit Charleston.

The bill is sponsored by Senator Marlon Kimpson.

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