Legislative Alerts

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 […]

Road to Reform

July 29, 2015

Each month, our sister organization Americans for Prosperity Foundation – South Carolina hosts “Pancakes and Policy (P&P).”   P&P is an informal breakfast event where the public can hear from community leaders about important issues facing our state.   A few weeks ago our guest was state Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) and the topic was transportation reform. […]

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, […]