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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 [...]

S.C. News Roundup: IRS Loophole Proposal Could Constrict Exceptional SC Scholarship Donations

By |2018-08-29T20:11:11-04:00August 29th, 2018|News Roundup|

IRS Loophole Proposal Could Constrict Exceptional SC Scholarship Donations Proposed IRS regulations that attempt to clarify expectations between charitable contributions and tax payments could limit a loophole that made [...]

S.C. News Roundup: Legislators Float Ideas for State’s $177M Budget Surplus

By |2018-08-23T14:19:04-04:00August 23rd, 2018|News Roundup|

Legislators Float Ideas for State’s $177 Million Budget Surplus S.C Comptroller Richard Eckstrom announced a one-time $177 million surplus for the fiscal year that ended for the state’s $8.1 [...]

S.C. News Roundup: How South Carolina Differs from Other States in Wayfair Decision

By |2018-08-16T15:07:29-04:00August 14th, 2018|News Roundup|

How South Carolina Differs from Other States in Wayfair Decision The Baker Donelson law firm examines how the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision for collecting online sales taxes already has [...]

S.C. News Roundup: Cutting into S.C.’s Labor Shortage Requires Removing Barriers for Women to Work

By |2018-08-09T13:16:19-04:00August 8th, 2018|News Roundup|

Removing Barriers for Women to Work Could Diminish S.C.’s Labor Shortage While South Carolina’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point in about 40 years, the state trails the [...]

SC News Roundup: To Absorb Tariffs, BMW Raises Prices in China on SC-made Vehicles

By |2018-08-01T18:57:10-04:00August 1st, 2018|News Roundup|

To Absorb Tariffs, BMW Raises Prices in China on SC-made Vehicles China’s retaliatory 25% tariff on American-made cars, which brings the Chinese import tax to 40% as of July 6, [...]

S.C. News Roundup: Construction Jobs are Evaporating in South Carolina

By |2018-07-25T19:06:21-04:00July 25th, 2018|News Roundup|

Construction Jobs Evaporating in South Carolina The Associated General Contractors of America say South Carolina dropped 1,600 construction jobs in its report of May to June activity. That’s a [...]

S.C. News Roundup: Amid Tariff Reactions, BMW Says Spartanburg Expansion Still on Track

By |2018-07-11T13:48:14-04:00July 11th, 2018|News Roundup|

Amid Tariff Reactions, BMW Says Spartanburg Expansion Still on Track German automaker BMW and Chinese partner Brilliance Automotive Group Holdings announced the joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive to increase [...]

S.C. News Roundup: 92% of GOP Voters Support Conformity Question

By |2018-06-15T12:35:45-04:00June 14th, 2018|Blogs, News Roundup|

Support for Conformity by State’s GOP Primary Voters is 92% Among the non-binding questions appearing on party ballots in Tuesday’s primary, Republican voters were asked, “Do you believe that [...]

S.C. News Roundup: Millennials are Moving to Columbia; S.C. Ranked Among Worst 10 States for Low-Incomes

By |2018-06-07T14:01:23-04:00June 7th, 2018|News Roundup|

Study: Millennials are Flocking to Seattle and … Columbia According to a Census data study by the financial website SmartAsset, Columbia gained the second most millennials in 2017, coming in [...]

S.C. News Roundup: Charleston Port Terminal Works Around Wando Bridge Closure; Census Shows Wild S.C. Growth Outside Charlotte

By |2018-05-31T12:56:16-04:00May 31st, 2018|News Roundup|

Amid Wando River Bridge Crisis, Charleston Port Terminal Workers Devote Longer Days to Keep Cargo Moving The S.C. Department of Transportation estimates its repairs to the Interstate 526 Wando River [...]

S.C. News Roundup: Charleston, North Charleston Are Among Most Prosperous U.S. Cities; Keurig Facility is Coming to Spartanburg County

By |2018-05-24T10:23:45-04:00May 24th, 2018|News Roundup|

Charleston, North Charleston Rank Among Top 5 Cities in American Prosperity RentCafe, an online apartment service, examined how areas with at least 100,000 people fared between 2000 and 2016 [...]

News Roundup: Thousands of SC Technical Jobs are Unfilled, Lexington Co. has State’s Best Cost of Living

By |2018-05-16T15:55:37-04:00May 16th, 2018|Auditing & Accounting, Business & Industry, Governmental, Legislative/Advocacy, News Roundup, Tax|

As Thousands of Technical Jobs go Unfilled, Leaders Debate Ways to Strengthen Workforce With the state’s 4.4% unemployment rate at a near two-decade low, thousands of new residents moving in [...]