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43 jurisdictions, including South Carolina, require sales tax collections for online purchases

South Carolina is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

South Carolina K-12 schools paid out $12,333 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in South Carolina spent $12,333 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 30th highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

14% of South Carolina residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

South Carolina residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 14 percent of the state’s population, the 11th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

CDCA summit to focus on cybersecurity and digital technology

The 13th Annual Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) Defense Summit will be held on Dec. 11-12 at the Charleston Convention Center.

South Carolina offers 65 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in South Carolina number 65, the 23rd highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

South Carolina schools get 43.3% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

More than 43 percent of South Carolina public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 24th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in South Carolina reach $3.5 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in South Carolina amount to $3.5 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 27th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in South Carolina averaged $50,182

Teachers’ salaries in South Carolina averaged $50,182 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 12th lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in South Carolina reach $2.1 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in South Carolina amount to $2.1 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 34th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

South Carolina’s public pensions are 61.9 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to South Carolina’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 61.9 percent of the total, the 37th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in South Carolina reach $9.8 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in South Carolina amount to $9.8 billion, the 28th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Charleston-North Charleston’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in South Carolina

The Charleston-North Charleston metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in South Carolina, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

South Carolina earns grade of A for manufacturing health

South Carolina received a grade of A on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

South Carolina oyster harvesting season open until May 2020

South Carolina's recreational harvesting season has opened for shellfish such as oysters and will last until May 15, 2020, unless conditions warrant an extension of the season or cease it at an earlier date.

Interstate 526 project is moving forward, Gov. McMaster says

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bryan Derreberry were joined by council members, Lowcountry mayors and lawmakers last week to renew their dedication to reviving the Interstate 526 project.

Opinion: Congress should reauthorize the EXIM Bank

As a South Carolina manufacturer and exporter, I know firsthand that being able to ship products around the globe drives growth and brings jobs to our state.

Beaufort County’s $3,499-per-month cost of living is the highest in South Carolina

Residents of Beaufort County need to make $3,499 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in South Carolina.

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