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South Carolina Governor Proposes Gas, Income Tax Deal

On January 21, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley delivered her annual State of the State address. Announcing her 2015 agenda, she proposed reforming the state’s tax structure, cutting reducing the state’s income tax rate by 30 percent and increasing the state’s gas tax by $0.10 per gallon. Haley’s support for increasing the state’s gas tax was conditional on the legislature’s approval of a proposed 30 percent reduction in the state’s income tax. If enacted, gas tax revenues would be...

South Carolina Board Reverses Statewide Uber Ban

In late January, a South Carolina quasi-judicial regulatory board reversed its earlier statewide ban on Uber, one of several popular transportation network companies operating in the state. On January 15, the state’s Public Service Commission ordered the ridesharing company to cease and desist all business activity in the state. Two weeks later, on January 29, the board reversed its ban and granted Uber a temporary license to operate. The temporary license expires June 30. The initial cease-and...

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