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Column: S.C. exempts more sales tax than it collects

In the most recent year for which data is available, a review by The Nerve has found, S.C. state government collected $2.4 billion in sales tax revenue – but exempted a full $3 billion.
That’s the opposite of what one would expect to find. In most forms of taxes, only a few items are exempt, and in a typical year a typical state would take in far more than it would exempt. It’s a simple matter of government needing revenue: Lawmakers are reluctant to dole out too many exemptions since that means less revenue.

Poll

Should special interest groups, like those for and against the incorporation of Indian Land, be allowed at polling locations?

Yes. They should be allowed to request signatures from voters by the poll entrance before they vote.
7% (6 votes)
Yes, but they should only be allowed to talk to voters at the poll entrance after they vote.
4% (4 votes)
Yes, but they should be 200 feet away from the poll entrance at all times.
26% (23 votes)
No. These groups should use other avenues to persuade voters and gather signatures.
63% (57 votes)
Total votes: 90

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