Friday, May 05, 2006
Homeowner asks for a sledge hammer, Senate delivers a fly swatter!
After nearly a dozen tabling motions to kill any chance of property tax relief, it was clear that the Knotts and Grooms amendments were dead in the SC Senate. Since true reform is now just a dream, I held my nose and voted for the bill. Close to 9pm Thursday night the Senate passed a local option sales tax as described previously. This bill will now go to conference committee consisting of 3 Senate members and 3 House members. They work out the details, then send a bill to the Governor. Could the committee craft a measure similar to the House's version? Possible, but doubtful. I supported all measures in the direction of property tax relief, yet I was on the losing side each time. You may be interested in this citizen's group www.nohometax.org