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AFP Will Hold Rally to Announce Opposition to 17% Sales Tax Hike

Greenville – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) South Carolina will host a rally with activists, elected officials and community leaders tomorrow to announce the organization’s opposition to the 17% local option sales tax hike.  The tax hike has potentially devastating effects Greenville County’s economy.  Undoubtedly, the 17% tax hike will increase the cost of living and […]


Income Tax Elimination Gains Momentum

June 11, 2014

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Ballot Initiative Ending Income Tax Columbia – Momentum is building to eliminate the state personal income tax.  Last week, Gov. Haley stated she would be in favor of retiring the penalizing tax and yesterday Republicans overwhelmingly supported a ballot measure that would do the same. “Eliminating the income tax would create more […]

AFP Calls on Gov. Haley to Veto Wasteful Budget Spending

June 04, 2014

Columbia – The legislature officially sent the FY 2015 budget to Gov. Haley for her approval today.  While many in Columbia clamored for higher taxes and more spending, they neglected to look inside their own budget to make government more efficient or, heaven forbid, let taxpayers keep more of their hard-earned money.  Buried deep inside […]

AFP Supports Governor Haley’s Plan to Eliminate the Income Tax

June 03, 2014

COLUMBIA – At a lunch meeting with local business leaders in Anderson yesterday, Gov. Nikki Haley expounded on the need to eliminate the state income tax.  She cited job creation and economic growth as evidence that doing away with the tax would make South Carolina a better place to live, work and raise a family.  […]

A Vote for Referendum Is a Vote to Dramatically Expand Government

May 20, 2014

Americans for Prosperity to Hold Press Conference Before Tonight’s City Council Meeting Greenville – Today the Greenville County Council will meet again to discuss and vote on a bill to initiate a referendum that would levy the largest sales tax hike in county history.  If the bill is passed and the referendum succeeds, the size […]

AFP: Will Sen. Sheheen Listen to O’Malley’s Bad Advice?

May 09, 2014

Does he want to turn South Carolina into Maryland? Charleston – Sen. Vincent Sheheen will be hosting Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at an event in Charleston tomorrow evening.  Gov. O’Malley made a name for himself last year by botching the state’s Obamacare exchange.  His penchant for tax hikes and government growth has also made Maryland […]