Video: Governor Haley Challenges Legislature On Tax Reform

Gov. Nikki Haley publicly questioned the true intentions of the tax reform bills that have been proposed in the House.

Gov. Nikki Haley visited Carolina Machine Tool in Greenville on Tuesday to call out the state legislature for what she called an unwillingness to put its money where its mouth is in regards to tax relief.

Haley, an outspoken proponent of tax reform, called recently introduced pieces of legislation aimed at tax reform "disgenuous," because the bills have little chance to pass.

The governor's office has put together a proposed budget plan with a built-in $140 million in tax relief, Haley said, that also calls for the phasing out of the state's industry tax.

The governor added that if the State House of Representatives is serious about the tax reform bills it is considering, then it should move forward with allotting the necessary money to fund the relief.

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Robert Kelly March 14, 2012 at 12:29 AM
SC has a strange reputation for low taxes, like many southern states.The truth is the state income tax is quite high, much higher than MD or VA for example. Property taxes (county) are low, so schools are not very good for most of the state except for where voters are willing to pay more in property taxes. As far as taxes controlled by the state government...they are high, 8% marginal tax rate. Sure, lower taxes for companies, but someone has to pay and that someone is the typical citizen.
m March 14, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Actually Robert Kelly is partially right. To give a so to individual voters they reduced property taxes on houses and they tax the hell out of commercial and dustrial buildings. Some buildings now rent for a lot less than the taxes. Then they give tax"incentives" for a few years for new investment before they hammer you. the tax system is totally messed up.


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