This originally appeared in the Statehouse Report on March 16, 2018. By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent South Carolina could get its first real shot at income tax reform this session or next after more than a decade of talk, said Speaker Pro Tem Tommy Pope, R-York. That’s thanks to a little-known, annual adjustment called conformity
This originally appeared on the Statehouse Report on March 9, 2018. By Joe E. Taylor Jr., special to Statehouse Report The Columbia Business Report recently wrote about a study from WalletHub.com, which claimed that South Carolinians pay the sixth-lowest residential property taxes in the nation. That sounds great. But sadly for taxpayers, it’s not the whole story.
This originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on March 6, 2018. As a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserves and the most recently deployed member of Congress, I know firsthand that serving in the armed forces requires tremendous sacrifice. As a husband and father of three young daughters, I know the decision to serve
This op-ed appeared in The State newspaper on January 22, 2018. Our nation will spend $623.5 billion on K-12 education this academic year — an average $12,300 per pupil. That per-pupil spending has increased by more than 35 percent over the past 25 years, even after taking inflation into account. Despite all the spending, S.C. test scores on
To achieve real, substantive tax reform, policy makers need a roadmap, good information and determined leadership. The future prosperity of our state and people depends on it.
Ellen Weaver comments on the nomination of former SC Superintendent of Education Mick Zais' nomination to be Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Rebecca Gunnlaugsson unveils a groundbreaking tool to help lawmakers fix SC's broken tax system and promote fairness, sustainability and growth.
The King may be dead, but the obsession with his legacy lives on. Read how one fan remembers his impact on South Carolina and the world.
Being unable to read is the worst kind of "gift" that keeps on giving.
This Letter to the Editor was published in The State on 4/16/2017. Finding the right education option for your child is daunting. “How do I help my child who is being bullied or struggling academically?” “What is the difference between a public magnet and public charter school?” “Is my child with special needs eligible for a