Warren Bolton

July 2, 2014 9:00 PM

Bolton: Restaurant tax promotes fiscal irresponsibility among SC cities, counties

The SC Legislature’s decision to restrict the use of the 2 percent tax on prepared foods to “tourism-related” projects encourages local governments such as Richland County to spend public dollars carelessly . Unable to spend the money on more important basic service needs, local governments conjure up ways to spend the hospitality tax.

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