Tag Archives: S.C. Department of Revenue

Guv’s Office, Commerce Can’t Produce Job-Creation Records

In an interview on Dec. 15, Gov. Nikki Haley told a reporter with The State newspaper, “I sleep, eat and breathe jobs every day.” On Wednesday, she told lawmakers in her state-of-the-state address that South Carolina was “surging,” pointing to … Continue reading

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Accounting Change Adds More Truth, Transparency to Budget

The S.C. Board of Economic Advisors has made a change – quietly, and evidently with no other media attention to it – that adds more truth and transparency to the state budgeting process. Yes, you read that correctly – more … Continue reading

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Legislature Intent on Tax Reform? Oh Really?

If the best indication of how people will behave in the future is how they have acted in the past, a claim South Carolina legislative leaders make in a lawsuit against sales tax exemptions is questionable, at best. And perhaps … Continue reading

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Exemptions Proliferate in ‘Back-to-School’ Tax Holiday

It’s that back-to-school time of year. Yes, it’s that time, once again, when fresh-faced students open their minds to new knowledge; when cash-strapped parents open their wallets for new supplies – and when state coffers are closed to one of … Continue reading

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Program That Won’t Die Continues Spending Millions

More than two years after the South Carolina Policy Council first reported about a program run out of the state lieutenant governor’s office that had spent nearly $10 million a decade after legislation called for it to be discontinued, that … Continue reading

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Revenue Agency Changes Mind, Grants Tax Breaks

It’s not every day that a member of the S.C. General Assembly asks his fellow legislators to uphold a veto of a bill the legislator introduced and labored long and hard to get passed. But that’s exactly what Democratic Sen. … Continue reading

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Legislator Pushes for Hearings on Gasoline Price Cap

If S.C. Sen. Dick Elliott has his way, not only will gasoline prices be capped across South Carolina, but executives from large oil companies will have to face questioning from legislators and other Palmetto State residents.
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