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Column: No halfway needed on tax reform
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The newly-found political buzzphrase among the South Carolina legislative class is “tax reform.” Suddenly, after years of hemming and hawing about doing something about the hodge-podge of laws that make up the state’s tax code, there’s a little juice to do something real to stabilize the tax structure and, we hope, make it a little bit fairer up and down the line. There’s a glimmer of hope for the hard work of changing and updating the tax structure thanks to a new 129-page report commissioned by the S.C. Chamber Foundation and done by the Tax Foundation, a national research group.