Tag Archives: South Carolina Association of Counties

Millions owed to SC taxpayers over local road fees, lawsuits contend

November 19, 2021

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By RICK BRUNDRETT Nearly half of South Carolina’s 46 counties were charging annual road maintenance fees as of last December, records show, though the state’s top court earlier this year in a Greenville County case ruled that its fee was unlawful. Whether taxpayers will receive any refunds remains to be seen. Class action lawsuits seeking […]

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Public agencies in SC spending thousands to influence lawmakers, other state officials

February 14, 2020

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By RICK BRUNDRETT Last year, local municipalities, fire and other special purpose districts, public colleges and at least three state agencies collectively spent more than $1.4 million on lobbying the S.C. legislative and executive branches, State Ethics Commission records show. The total grows to at least $2.9 million if  other state-created or state-owned agencies, organizations […]

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