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SC News Roundup: House Bill Asks for Bitcoin to be Counted for Campaign Funding

By |2019-02-13T16:59:54-04:00February 13th, 2019|News Roundup, Uncategorized|

House Bill Asks for Bitcoin to be Counted for Campaign Funding The House judiciary committee is considering a bill that would allow political candidates to accept digital currency to [...]

SC News Roundup: Richland County Pays $1M to Start Reimbursing Up to $3.4M in Penny Tax Funding

By |2019-02-06T22:45:24-04:00February 6th, 2019|News Roundup|

Richland County Pays $1M to Start Reimbursing Up to $3.4M in Penny Tax Funding The Richland County Council approved for $1 million from its general fund to be transferred [...]

SC News Roundup – Darla Moore: State’s Businesses Should Use Leverage to Demand Education Reform

By |2019-01-30T16:20:26-04:00January 30th, 2019|News Roundup|

Darla Moore: State’s Businesses Should Use Leverage to Demand Education Reform Darla Moore, one of South Carolina’s most prominent business leaders and philanthropists, called for urgent action on education [...]

SC News Roundup: Legislators Urge Business Community to Influence Them on Tax Reform

By |2019-01-23T18:32:15-04:00January 23rd, 2019|News Roundup|

Legislators Urge Business Community to Influence Them on Tax Reform As a legislative session is underway where tax reform debate is in the spotlight, the S.C. Chamber of Commerce [...]

SC News Roundup: McMaster’s Budget Blueprint Calls for Pay Raises for Teachers, $200M in Tax Rebates

By |2019-01-16T14:11:50-04:00January 16th, 2019|News Roundup|

McMaster’s Budget Blueprint Calls for Pay Raises for Teachers, $200M in Tax Rebates Among the priorities in Gov. Henry McMaster’s 2019-20 executive budget proposal are requests for a 5% [...]

SC News Roundup: McMaster’s Inaugural Address Promises Reforms for Education, Taxes, Business

By |2019-01-09T16:22:58-04:00January 9th, 2019|News Roundup|

McMaster’s Inaugural Address Promises Reforms for Education, Taxes, Business Republican Gov. Henry McMaster pledged in his inaugural address to reform the state’s tax code, made a commitment to the [...]

SC News Roundup: New SC Tax Rules Among Laws Now in Effect Starting New Year’s Day

By |2019-01-02T16:31:47-04:00January 2nd, 2019|News Roundup|

New SC Tax Rules Among Laws Now in Effect Starting New Year’s Day Of the nearly 300 laws introduced from South Carolina’s 2017-18 legislative session, some went into effect [...]

SC News Roundup: Raise in SC Minimum Wage Among Possibilities for 2019-20 Legislative Session

By |2018-12-12T18:10:22-04:00December 12th, 2018|News Roundup|

Raise in SC Minimum Wage Among 10 Ideas for 2019-20 Legislative Session As state lawmakers start to submit their 2019-20 legislative session proposals, The State newspaper examined 10 possible [...]

SC News Roundup: USC Research Economists Forecast Tariffs Can Block Growth in 2019

By |2018-12-05T16:31:21-04:00December 5th, 2018|News Roundup|

In 2019 Forecast, USC Research Economists Warn Tariffs Can Block Growth Rising interest rates and tariffs threaten an “economic tug-of-war” for a South Carolina economy [...]

SC News Roundup: Time Will Tell if New Tax Law Affects ‘Giving Tuesday’ for SC Nonprofits

By |2018-11-28T19:03:01-04:00November 28th, 2018|News Roundup|

Time Will Tell if New Tax Law Affects ‘Giving Tuesday’ for SC Nonprofits As charitable contribution totals are counted from 2018’s Giving Tuesday, the period following Black Friday marked [...]

SC News Roundup: State Downgrades Hurricane Florence Damage Estimate Nearly in Half

By |2018-11-20T18:33:31-04:00November 20th, 2018|News Roundup, Uncategorized|

State Downgrades Hurricane Florence Damage Estimate Nearly in Half After on-the-ground damage reports became available from local, state and federal officials, Gov. Henry McMaster informed South Carolina’s congressional members [...]

S.C. News Roundup: Conway Set for $500,000 More from FEMA in Flood Buyout Program

By |2018-11-14T16:36:35-04:00November 14th, 2018|News Roundup|

Conway Set for $500,000 More from FEMA in Flood Buyout Program FEMA has earmarked an additional $500,000 for a flood buyout program in Conway, an increase on the $11.13 [...]

SC News Roundup: Strong Economy Boosts Gov. McMaster to Election Win and Full Term

By |2018-11-07T18:25:21-04:00November 7th, 2018|News Roundup|

Strong Economy Boosts Gov. McMaster to Election Win and Full Term South Carolina voters rewarded Republican Gov. Henry McMaster with his first full term for the office in Tuesday’s [...]

SC News Roundup: DOR Director Says ‘Large Internet Retailer’ Must Obey Online Sales Tax Law

By |2018-10-31T17:37:16-04:00October 31st, 2018|News Roundup|

DOR Director Powell: ‘Large Internet Retailer’ Must Obey SC’s Online Sales Tax Law Hartley Powell, Director of the SC Department of Revenue, recently told a state Senate committee that [...]

SC News Roundup: Charleston Airport will Offer Nonstop Flights to London in 2019

By |2018-10-24T17:04:40-04:00October 23rd, 2018|News Roundup, Uncategorized|

Charleston Airport will Offer Nonstop Flights to London in 2019 British Airways will offer nonstop service from Charleston International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport from early April through late [...]

SC News Roundup: Will State’s Employees or Projects be Recipients of $177M Surplus?

By |2018-10-10T22:07:11-04:00October 10th, 2018|News Roundup|

Will SC’s Employees or Projects be Recipients of State’s $177M Budget Surplus? The S.C. State Employees Association wrote to Gov. Henry McMaster to consider splitting the state’s $177 million [...]

S.C. News Roundup: How SC’s 2019 Tax Returns will be Complicated Without Conformity

By |2018-09-26T15:58:08-04:00September 26th, 2018|News Roundup|

How SC’s 2019 Tax Returns will be Complicated Without Conformity SC’s legislative leaders have a chance to complete 2018 Tax Conformity starting with a special session next week, and [...]

S.C. News Roundup: Tourism Crowds Skip Lowcountry After Florence Evacuation Order

By |2018-09-13T13:47:30-04:00September 12th, 2018|News Roundup|

Tourism Crowds Skip Lowcountry After Florence Evacuation Order Hotels in the Charleston area, where occupancy rates typically are 85% in this part of the tourism season, are focused on [...]