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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

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 J

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 […]

Tax Foundation Ranking

November 13, 2014

South Carolina continues to be in the bottom half of states in business climate rankings.  According to the Tax Foundation’s just-released 2015 rankings, South Carolina placed 37th in business climate.  Yes, you read that correctly – 37th out of 50! Over the last four years, we have floundered in the mid-30’s with states like Maryland, […]

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 […]