Santee Cooper electric rates will rise sharply because of nuclear project

News · March 20, 2018

This article originally appeared in the Post & Courier on March 20, 2018. Santee Cooper’s electric rates will rise sharply as the bills for its failed nuclear project come due, more than doubling the monthly payments its customers make into the unfinished reactors. That’s the finding of a new study of Santee Cooper’s future rates

House wants income tax reform to conform

Tax & Budget
News · March 16, 2018

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

TAYLOR: 6th-lowest residential property taxes? Not so fast, S.C.

Tax & Budget
News · March 9, 2018

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, 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.

Military Families Deserve School Choice

News · March 6, 2018

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