Legislative Alerts

All Aboard the “Money Pit Express!”

September 25, 2015

Just in case you thought that proposals regarding South Carolina’s transportation system couldn’t get any worse, this week was chock full of waste and corruption. First, a Spartanburg-based group has called for the construction of a taxpayer-funded high-speed passenger rail train (a la Amtrak) to connect Greenville and Charleston. In addition, a South Carolina Department […]

Lexington Town Council Considering Meals Tax Hike

September 04, 2015

Lexington area politicians are at it again.  This time, it’s a meals tax hike being pushed by the Lexington Town Council.  I guess they didn’t learn any lessons from last year’s taxpayer revolt over the sales tax hike referendum.  As a reminder, powerful county politicians, along with well-heeled special interest groups, were soundly defeated at […]

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 […]

Medicaid expansion under Obamacare

August 04, 2015

In years past, after the legislative session came to a close, liberals in the Statehouse took to the stump to dredge up Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.  What is most sad and disturbing this year, as cited in this Associated Press article, is the use of Senator Pinckney’s untimely and tragic death as an excuse to […]