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Regulatory Reform – Spirit License

April 14, 2015

Jane is planning her annual family reunion on Saturday.  The forecast is 80 degrees with clear skies – a perfect day to kick off the spring season.  She’s at the grocery store with her three kids (aged 10 months, 3 and 5 years old).  Like most moms, she has miraculously managed to purchase everything on […]

Gas Tax Hike 2015

April 02, 2015

Legislators on the South Carolina House Ways and Means Committee are trying to make a “smoke and mirrors” bill that adds up to a 60% gas tax hike easier to swallow by attaching some pitiful income tax relief and calling it “reform.”   Unfortunately for us as taxpayers, reform is far from the truth, and we […]

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ADVISORY: AFP to Pay Gas Tax for Greenville Commuters Wednesday

April 28, 2015

GREENVILLE — Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina will be at a Greenville gas station this week, paying the gas tax burden for hard-working commuters in order to highlight how much the gas tax costs drivers in the state, and reinforce the argument against another tax hike. The first event will take place in Greenville at Eagles […]

AFP: Tax Dollars for Bowling?k

April 09, 2015

COLUMBIA – While the politicians and special interests claim a massive new gas tax hike will only be used to fix our roads, gas tax dollars continue to be diverted to wasteful mass transit projects, said Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina.  On Thursday, the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) will be offering free bowling to the […]

AFP: Cleary Gas Tax Indexing Just a Never-Ending Tax Hike

March 26, 2015

COLUMBIA – Senator Ray Cleary’s gas tax hike bill, S. 523, was debated last night in the Senate Finance Committee, and Americans for Prosperity-South Carolina says it includes a never-ending tax hike. The Cleary bill not only includes a 60% gas tax hike, but also an indexing mechanism – a fancy word for a never-ending gas tax hike.  […]

AFP Grassroots Activate to Oppose House, Senate Gas Tax Hike Plans

March 24, 2015

COLUMBIA – As hearings begin today on gas tax hike proposals in the House and Senate, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) South Carolina is announcing opposition to both S. 523 and H. 3579. The group says both bills would increase costs at the pump and continue to divert gas tax dollars to wasteful mass transit projects, like light rail and […]

AFP Urges House to Adopt Budget Amdmt. 51, Eliminate Debt Bill

March 10, 2015

Group says Rep. Atwater’s amendment protects taxpayers by stopping half-billion-dollar debt. COLUMBIA – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) South Carolina is urging the House to adopt Budget Amendment 51, an improvement measure introduced by Rep. Todd Atwater that would eliminate a half-billion dollar ($500,000,000) bond bill and ultimately protect South Carolina taxpayers from additional debt service payments. “The […]

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