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Road to Nowhere Update: Columbia Shrugs at Scandal

November 05, 2015

Pop quiz: what happens in Columbia when politicians say they are seeking a solution, but in reality have no plans of fixing anything? If you answered, “form a subcommittee,” you are a veteran South Carolina political observer. A couple of weeks ago, The State’s Cassie Cope drew back the curtain on one of the government’s […]

Politicians Use Local Flooding to Push Gas Tax Hike?

October 27, 2015

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste…” – Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel, current Mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff under President Obama, used that line shortly after our economy collapsed in 2008 and the new administration was looking to jam unpopular healthcare and environmental policies through […]

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SC: You Overpaid Taxes Last Year!

November 12, 2015

The South Carolina Board of Economic Advisors (BEA), a committee responsible for budget forecasts, just announced that South Carolina taxpayers overpaid the state government by $1 billion (with a “b”).  The BEA also believes that there is additional $350 million in recurring revenue, not just a one-time windfall.  Let’s be clear: the bureaucrats didn’t lift […]

No Need to Bank on the State Infrastructure Bank

September 14, 2015

The State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) is a relatively unknown state agency that leverages billions (with a “b”) of our hard-earned tax dollars in irresponsible ways. Last year we paid $90 million just to service the huge amount of debt on the SIB’s balance sheet. In addition, the SIB is essentially controlled by a few powerful […]

South Carolina vs. Georgia

August 31, 2015

With college football season starting this week, tensions are already high between South Carolina and Georgia. But with Georgia’s new gas tax hike, we have more to compare than just rushing yards, turnovers, and touchdowns. On July 1, Georgia increased their state gas tax by roughly 11 cents per gallon to 26 cents per gallon. By […]

Americans for Prosperity “Baffled” by Rep. Rice’s Gas Tax Swap Bill

July 22, 2015

Group says South Carolina has already rejected gas tax hikes, needs spending fixes. MYRTLE BEACH — The South Carolina chapter of Americans for Prosperity says they are “baffled” by Rep. Tom Rice’s (SC-7) decision to introduce a bill in Congress that includes a 54% federal gas tax hike, on top of taxes already paid at the […]

AFP to Honor “Prosperity Protectors” Who Opposed Gas Tax Hikes

June 25, 2015

Hundreds of activists will be on hand to celebrate session successes in Greenville. GREENVILLE — Hundreds of Americans for Prosperity volunteers are gathering in Greenville to celebrate the work they accomplished over the course of the legislative session, most importantly, defeating a gas tax hike. They’ll also honor several lawmakers who were “Prosperity Protectors” during the […]

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