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Sales Tax Discount Costs State $20 Million-Plus Per Year

How would you feel if the great state of South Carolina compensated you for filing and paying your taxes on time – and gave you a little extra for doing so electronically? Sounds like something out of the Twilight Zone? … Continue reading

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Incentives Transparency Bill Looks Promising Next Session

It’s been eight years since a state law was passed requiring the S.C. Department of Commerce to publicly disclose incentives offered to companies to invest capital and create jobs in the state. But that law contains loopholes big enough to … Continue reading

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Senator Rethinks ‘Angel’ Incentives Bill; Midlands Group in Works

A leading state senator who is sponsoring a bill to provide state tax credits for a high-risk, high-reward form of venture capital known as “angel” investing says he is rethinking his bill – and incentives in general. The senator, Republican … Continue reading

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Politician Justifies Secret Nature of Eco Devo Deals

Lexington County Council member Debbie Summers tries to justify the process behind economic development deals such as that offered to Amazon.com, where details are worked out between country and state officials in secret before the public is made aware of … Continue reading

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Commerce: Amazon Exemption Won’t Cost State Tax Revenue

The state sales tax exemption granted to Internet retail giant Amazon will not result in any loss of tax revenue to South Carolina, if you ask the S.C. Department of Commerce. Continue reading

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Moore: Why S.C. Needed to Offer Incentives to Amazon

S.C. Republican Party Executive Director Matt Moore tells a Dutch Fork High School class the state was right to follow through with an offer of economic incentives to Amazon.com because it’s important that South Carolina “honor its word.”

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Lexington Pats Itself on the Back over Amazon

Lexington County Jimmy Jeffcoat says during a recent county council meeting that Amazon.com received one of the smallest incentives packages the county has ever given to a compan of that size. Jeffcoat takes the occasion to sing Amazon’s praises, going on to say that not only will Amazon be bringing 2,000 jobs to Lexington County but an additional 4,500 spinoff jobs. Continue reading

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Cobb-Hunter explains Amazon vote

State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter explains to a Dutch Fork High class her reasons for voting for the Amazon.com bill. Cobb-Hunter adds that the issue behind the Amazon bill was misrepresented by ambitious politicians.

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Bill Seeks Disclosure of Amazon-Like “Promises”

A group of Midlands legislators is pushing a new bill designed to spare the General Assembly from facing another Amazon-like saga. The proposed law would apply to state and local officials who try to incentivize a company to expand or … Continue reading

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