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Tax Reform – Low Expectations

November 20, 2014

A recent article in the State discussed how regional economists predict “slow, steady growth” for South Carolina in the near future.  While some may see this is a positive indicator, Americans for Prosperity South Carolina feels slow economic growth is nothing to cheer about.  Unfortunately, some have accepted the mediocre, stagnant economy that we are […]

Tax Reform – Economic Impact Study

November 18, 2014

Pro-Growth Tax Reform in South Carolina By Russell S. Sobel and Robert F. Salvino Overview and Introduction Despite South Carolina’s abundant resources and beautiful waterways, the state ranks poorly on measures of economic well-being.  In terms of personal income per capita, in 2013, South Carolina ranked 48th among the 50 U.S. states, making the Palmetto […]

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Times Examiner Touts AFP’s Role in Defeating Tax Hike

November 19, 2014

A tax increase referendum in Greenville, South Carolina was effectively shot down with a 2-1 ratio of opposition – supporters. Read more here. Initially, the Greenville Chamber and other business and special interests began a massive effort to convince the voters of Greenville County to approve the ordinance that would add a penny to the […]

Study Finds Eliminating State Personal Income Tax Would Create Over 60,000 Jobs

November 19, 2014

Citadel, CCU economists also find average household would save $2,200 annually COLUMBIA – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) South Carolina released a study today that examined the economic impact of eliminating the state personal income tax and the business personal property tax on machinery and equipment. The study, commissioned by AFP and performed by economics professors […]

Americans for Prosperity South Carolina Celebrate Defeat of Greenville Sales Tax Hike

November 05, 2014

Whopping Ballot Measure Defeat Shows Power of Grassroots Against Well-Funded Campaign GREENVILLE – Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) South Carolina chapter is cheering the defeat of a ballot measure that would have increased the local sales tax by 17 percent. Despite being underfunded and facing multiple misleading claims by proponents of the measure, AFP activists were […]

AFP to Host Activist “GOTV (Get Out The Vote)” Phone Banks Opposing Sales Tax Hike

November 03, 2014

GREENVILLE – In the final days leading up to Tuesday’s election, AFP will host GOTV phone banks where local activists will be contacting their neighbors and urging them to vote “NO” on the Greenville County sales tax hike ballot question. Details for the event are below: What: AFP GOTV Phone Bank Opposing Sales Tax Hike […]

AFP to Host “Defeat the Greenville Sales Tax Hike Victory Party”

October 22, 2014

GREENVILLE – AFP will host the “Defeat the Greenville Sales Tax Hike Victory Party” for activists and supporters on Election night at Tommy’s Country Ham House in Greenville.  Results of the county sales tax hike ballot question will be live-streamed at the party and brief remarks will be made after the results have been made […]