SC Rep Jim Merrill, then the House Republican leader, watches debate on a 2006 bill to change property tax law. He was indicted Wednesday on charges of being paid by special interests to influence property tax law.
SC Rep Jim Merrill, then the House Republican leader, watches debate on a 2006 bill to change property tax law. He was indicted Wednesday on charges of being paid by special interests to influence property tax law. ERIK CAMPOS
SC Rep Jim Merrill, then the House Republican leader, watches debate on a 2006 bill to change property tax law. He was indicted Wednesday on charges of being paid by special interests to influence property tax law. ERIK CAMPOS

From the archives: Rep Jim Merrill’s work for special interests

December 14, 2016 05:58 PM

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