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Charleston takes multipronged approach to affordable housing

Like many growing metropolitan areas, Charleston is finding itself facing the dilemma of how to attract a diverse workforce—particularly when its economy includes such relatively low-paying industries as tourism—when the price of housing is beyond its reach.

South Carolina ranks 21st highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

South Carolina finished 21st among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

In Charleston, discussions on meaning of 'affordable housing'

Charleston — like most places across the nation — grapples with the issue of providing affordable housing to low-income families.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Allendale County residents is highest in South Carolina

Allendale County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in South Carolina, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Term limit legislation languishes in House Judiciary Committee

In January, U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman (R- S.C.) introduced term limit legislation, which came on the heels of a recent ride of popularity and support of South Carolina citizens of the idea.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in South Carolina is 13th lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for South Carolina ranks 13th in the nation, according to a new study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: South Carolina ranks 6th lowest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in South Carolina ranked in a tie for 44th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

South Carolina Congressman backs federal term limits

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman (R- S.C.) recently introduced three pieces of legislation that addresses federal term limits.

Average tax refund in South Carolina ranks 35th highest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in South Carolina ranked 35th among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

State Rep Jay Jordan files SC Business License Tax Reform Bill

The SC Business License Tax Reform Bill H. 4431 was filed by State Representative Jay Jordan on Tuesday

South Carolina senator cites overwhelming support for congressional term limits

A movement for a constitutional convention calling for term limits on members of the U.S. Congress appears to have overwhelmingly grassroots support, according to a number of recently published polls.

South Carolina posts 7th lowest property tax rate in new national study

South Carolina ranked seventh in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Laurens County has fastest growing local economy in South Carolina

Laurens County was ranked the top-performing local economy in South Carolina in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Analysis: Mid-range earners in South Carolina rank 12th lowest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in South Carolina ranked 39th in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

South Carolina ranks 9th lowest for state-imposed gas taxes

South Carolina finished 42nd in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

SC Chamber of Commerce releases statement on House passage of Comprehensive Education Reform Bill

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Ted Pitts has released the following statement on the South Carolina House of Representatives’ passage of H.3759, the comprehensive education reform bill.

Analysis: South Carolina ranks 33rd most reliant on federal aid

South Carolina finished 33rd in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

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