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Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on School Choice

This coming Thursday, a special Senate Subcommittee will hold a hearing to determine public support for school choice in South Carolina. Earlier this year, the Senate determined to put off voting on comprehensive school choice legislation until they had the opportunity to determine public support for parental choice in education. A special subcommittee was appointed [...]

Issues

Americans for Prosperity – South Carolina Opposes Proposed Gas Tax Hike

September 30, 2014

Last week, various media outlets reported that state Republican legislative leaders and the powerful Chamber of Commerce agreed to organize a campaign to push for a Gas Tax hike during the 2015 legislative session.  The article did not mention any specific reforms to the Department of Transportation or transportation spending in SC, nor did it [...]

Energy Exploration

September 24, 2014

Last week, The Greenville News published a lengthy article looking at energy exploration off our coast.  In AFP South Carolina’s opinion, energy exploration is exactly what the doctor ordered.  Allowing for energy exploration off the coast of South Carolina could bring tremendous job growth, add revenue, and make our state a better place to live, work, and [...]

Offshore Drilling

September 24, 2014

Americans for Prosperity – South Carolina applauds the Palmetto Policy Forum and Congressman Jeff Duncan for the study they have produced regarding offshore energy exploration off the coast of South Carolina.  The Greenville News details the job creation and the revenue boom that offshore energy production would provide for our economy.  According to the study, [...]

School Choice

September 24, 2014

The Post and Courier cannot seem to figure out why parents are taking their kids out of failing schools and moving them to higher performing schools.  Indeed, Charleston County School District politicians are amazed that families have actually utilized CCSD’s own policy that allows parents to move students to different schools within the district.  When [...]

Medicaid Expansion

September 09, 2014

A recent article in The State gave the impression that states that rejected Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion made a poor decision.  Americans for Prosperity – South Carolina could not disagree more, and we applaud the General Assembly and the Governor for having the wisdom to reject this reckless and dangerous policy. That’s because expanding Medicaid would [...]