This coming Thursday, a special Senate Subcommittee will hold a hearing to determine public support for school choice in South Carolina. Earlier this year, the Senate determined to put off voting on compreh ...
Americans for Prosperity – South Carolina would like to take a moment to thank Governor Nikki Haley for putting together an executive budget that does not raise taxes on hard-working South Carolinians. We are well aware of the challenges that we will face in 2015, particularly with a strong push for a gas tax hike […]
Americans for Prosperity – South Carolina would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the newly elected Speaker of the House, Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Darlington). We are excited for the opportunity to work with new leadership and a different governing perspective in the South Carolina House of Representatives. Speaker Lucas has mentioned in several articles, […]
A recent article in the State discussed how regional economists predict “slow, steady growth” for South Carolina in the near future. While some may see this is a positive indicator, Americans for Prosperity South Carolina feels slow economic growth is nothing to cheer about. Unfortunately, some have accepted the mediocre, stagnant economy that we are […]
Pro-Growth Tax Reform in South Carolina By Russell S. Sobel and Robert F. Salvino Overview and Introduction Despite South Carolina’s abundant resources and beautiful waterways, the state ranks poorly on measures of economic well-being. In terms of personal income per capita, in 2013, South Carolina ranked 48th among the 50 U.S. states, making the Palmetto […]
South Carolina continues to be in the bottom half of states in business climate rankings. According to the Tax Foundation’s just-released 2015 rankings, South Carolina placed 37th in business climate. Yes, you read that correctly – 37th out of 50! Over the last four years, we have floundered in the mid-30’s with states like Maryland, […]