$206 million tax increase fails

H. 5108, is a bill to allow Anderson County School Boards to put forth a referendum to increase sales taxes for school construction. H. 5108 is a local bill. The members of the South Carolina House of Representatives and Senate that represent the particular county are the only ones that vote on local legislation. When the votes were cast on H. 5108 in the Senate, I voted no. I represent a larger portion of Anderson County than Sen. Billy O’dell, therefore because of the weighted vote (54.32%) it failed.
After a few cordial visits from district officials, I appreciate their sincerity and service to our students in Anderson County, however, I can’t imaging the devastating effects of taking $205 million dollars out of the pockets of Anderson County consumers.