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DOT Audit

August 19, 2015

Politicians and Unelected Bureaucrats to Taxpayer: We tell you what we want you to know, and don’t ask any questions! Recently, at a legislative oversight hearing in Columbia, Paul Townes, the internal auditor of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), attempted to report fraud and waste within the agency.  However, the SCDOT board recently […]

Marlon Kimpson and Mass Transit

August 12, 2015

During this entire gas tax hike debate, Americans for Prosperity – South Carolina has informed voters and legislators that the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) wants $5.4 billion (with a “b”) for mass transit in their comprehensive Transportation Infrastructure Task Force report.  Gas tax hike proponents scoffed at us and said that we were […]

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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 […]

ICYMI: Greenville Locals Line Up to Avoid Gas Tax at the Pump

April 30, 2015

Greenville, S.C. — The South Carolina chapter of Americans for Prosperity covered the gas tax bill for many Greenville commuters this morning, and drivers were eager to line up at Eagles Gas Station when they saw prices as low as $1.88/gallon. The group put on the event in order to highlight just how much of the prices at […]

ICYMI: Greenville Locals Line Up to Avoid Gas Tax at the Pump

April 29, 2015

Many were shocked by low, tax-free prices, called lawmakers to urge opposition to more hikes. Greenville, S.C. — The South Carolina chapter of Americans for Prosperity covered the gas tax bill for many Greenville commuters this morning, and drivers were eager to line up at Eagles Gas Station when they saw prices as low as $1.88/gallon. The group […]

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