Legislative Alerts

Road to Nowhere Update: Columbia Shrugs at Scandal

November 05, 2015

Pop quiz: what happens in Columbia when politicians say they are seeking a solution, but in reality have no plans of fixing anything? If you answered, “form a subcommittee,” you are a veteran South Carolina political observer. A couple of weeks ago, The State’s Cassie Cope drew back the curtain on one of the government’s […]

Politicians Use Local Flooding to Push Gas Tax Hike?

October 27, 2015

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste…” – Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel, current Mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff under President Obama, used that line shortly after our economy collapsed in 2008 and the new administration was looking to jam unpopular healthcare and environmental policies through […]

We’re Expanding Our Team!

October 22, 2015

Americans for Prosperity Foundation – South Carolina is excited to announce that we have grown our team! We have expanded by six new positions and have placed new team members in key counties across the state. Our Field Associates will be the face of AFP and our sister organization, AFP Foundation, in their communities. They will organize […]

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 […]