WASHINGTON — South Carolina lawmakers last Wednesday voted against legislation that would have paved the way for restructuring more than $200 million of tax-exempt bonds issued by the Southern Connector 2000 Association for a 16-mile toll road in Greenville, which went into default on Jan. 1.

The legislators voted 46 to 59 against an amendment, sponsored by Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Myrtle Beach, and part of a broad transportation bill, that would have clarified the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s ability to continue to collect toll revenue on the Connector road beyond its current license agreement.

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