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SC Gov. Haley Wants To Eliminate DOT Board

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants to eliminate the board that prioritizes major road projects for the state's Department of Transportation. She says the job should be left the go the transportation secretary, whom the governor appoints, according to The State newspaper. "What I want him to do is prioritize for the people of the state. You know, let him decide which roads and bridges and all that need to be taken care of and hold him accountable and ultimately hold me accountable," Haley said. Transportation Secretary Robert St. Onge says the agency has failed to manage its money. The State reports the agency "failed to pay more than $8 million in monthly loan payments to the State Infrastructure Bank because it failed to properly monitor when the money was due."