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Make South Carolina Government More Transparent

February 22, 2012 J

South Carolina Senators on both sides of the aisle – Republicans and Democrats alike – voted 44-0 this week for H.3066, a piece of legislation that denies a transparent and responsive state government to the citizens of South Carolina.

There is still time to stop H.3066 before it goes into effect. The House of Representatives will review this legislation next, so contact your representative today and urge them to take action.

Read H.3066 by clicking here.

Milton Friedman Celebratory Breakfast

July 24, 2011 J

Americans for Prosperity Foundation – South Carolina is hosting, in conjunction with The Foundation for Educational Choice, a celebratory breakfast in honor of Milton Friedman. It will take place at the Holiday Inn Express on 1036 Woodruff Road in Greenville on Saturday, July 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is a free event, with a free breakfast!

Milton Friedman, a Nobel Prize winning economist, started as an advocate of Keynesian economics and later became a vocal supporter of the free market. His books and teaching have influenced and persuaded many, including Thomas Sowell and William F. Buckley. His legacy of advocating capitalism and deregulation make him an increasingly important figure in the school choice debate. According to Milton Friedman, “Education spending will be most effective if it relies on parental choice and private initiative – the building blocks of success throughout our society.”

AFP-SC Participated In A Press Conference At The State House Regarding The Budget

May 29, 2011 J

On May 24th, Debbie Spaugh with AFP-SC spoke during a press conference in the State House. The subject was the State Budget for 2011-2012. Obviously many of our state Legislators did not get the message from the voters in 2010 to STOP THE WASTEFUL SPENDING! Last year's state budget of $21.1 billion was the largest in SC history. At that time, SC state and local government was spending $.26 of every dollar earned by South Carolinians. This was the 5th highest amount in the nation.

South Carolina Viewing of “The Cartel”

April 04, 2011 J

No rubber stamp for EPA’s agenda

April 04, 2011 J

By PHIL KERPEN | 3/29/11 5:19 AM EDT

For the past two weeks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been scrambling to prevent Congress from doing its job and standing up to the Environmental Protection Agency’s global warming power grab.

Now he has a new way to rubber stamp the EPA’s agenda, while providing political cover for wavering Democratic senators. It’s called the Baucus amendment – proposed by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.). And it’s a sham.

Read the rest at Politico.