Legislative Alerts

Here We Go Again: SC Congressman Proposes Gas Tax Hike

July 13, 2015

Just when we thought we had seen and heard enough about a gas tax hike here in South Carolina, United States Congressman Tom Rice (SC-7) has introduced a bill that includes a 54% federal gas tax hike.  The current federal tax for each gallon of gasoline is 18.4-cents.  Rep. Rice, a Republican from Horry County, […]

Governor Haley’s Vetoes

July 06, 2015

Acting on Governor Haley’s vetoes will be one of the issues the General Assembly will take up this week when they reconvene. While we were critical of her at times during the gas tax hike debate, Americans for Prosperity commends Gov. Haley for vetoing dozens of pork projects that would cost South Carolina taxpayers millions […]

Surplus Provides More Reasoning to Reform SCDOT

May 28, 2015

With just a few days left in the legislative session for this year, politicians and special interests are still screaming for a gas tax hike on Palmetto State families and businesses. But Americans for Prosperity South Carolina is still steadfastly opposed to any gas tax hike. We have held firm for motorists, and finally it […]

Regulatory Reform – Spirit License

April 14, 2015

Jane is planning her annual family reunion on Saturday.  The forecast is 80 degrees with clear skies – a perfect day to kick off the spring season.  She’s at the grocery store with her three kids (aged 10 months, 3 and 5 years old).  Like most moms, she has miraculously managed to purchase everything on […]

Gas Tax Hike 2015

April 02, 2015

Legislators on the South Carolina House Ways and Means Committee are trying to make a “smoke and mirrors” bill that adds up to a 60% gas tax hike easier to swallow by attaching some pitiful income tax relief and calling it “reform.”   Unfortunately for us as taxpayers, reform is far from the truth, and we […]