Legislative Alerts

Mississippi Income Tax

March 09, 2015

Mississippi could prove to be more than just an occasional foe in college football.  Last week, the Mississippi House of Representatives, with bipartisan support, passed a bill to phase out the state income tax.  Should this bill pass the state Senate and be signed into law by the governor, yet another state will pass South […]

Gas Tax Hike

March 05, 2015

Americans for Prosperity – South Carolina wants to be a part of a solution to fix our roads.  However, with the talk of higher gas taxes, comes the talk of more extra-curricular funding for pet projects within the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).  Charleston’s largest newspaper, the Post and Courier, boasted about the $258,000 […]

Pseudoephedrine

March 02, 2015

We have all been there.  My nose is running.  My husband has a sore throat.  The kids are germ incubators from school.  It’s not the flu, but we just all want something to make us feel better to get through school or work.  If H. 3160 a new regulation proposed by the legislature was passed, […]

RASP Act

February 27, 2015

One of the biggest threats to energy affordability and reliability in South Carolina is the EPA’s new proposed rule on power plants. Thankfully, our state legislature has an opportunity to push back. Representative Joshua Putnam introduced H.3707, the Reliable, Affordable, and Safe Power Act (RASP Act) this week in the South Carolina House of Representatives.  […]

Bond Bill

February 25, 2015

For the first time in 15 years the South Carolina House Ways and Means Committee passed a “Bond Bill” last week.  Legislators are doing an “end-around” on their constitutional duty of balancing the budget each year by burdening future taxpayers with a large amount of debt and debt service payments. These smoke and mirror schemes […]