Cutting taxes

Happy President’s Day!

Last week, I joined my House Republican colleagues, along with Gov. McMaster, to roll out a plan to cut taxes in South Carolina by $1 billion.

Our economy is booming, with American Rescue Plan Act funds, infrastructure money, and years of conservative planning, we have a historic surplus. Rather than spend this money, we’re returning it to the taxpayers.

The plan puts $600 million back in the pockets of South Carolinians in the first year.

It collapses the 4%, 5%, and 6% brackets into 3% and reduces the top rate to 6.5% this year, and incrementally lowers it over the next 5 years until it hits 6%. Once fully implemented, this plan will decrease the average effective rate taxpayers pay from 3.1% to 2.54%.

We passed an ARPA Funds Appropriations Bill, essentially outlining how we should handle the federal money on its way to South Carolina. We designated these dollars to state agencies for infrastructure improvements in rural and urban areas, including expanding and improving roads, highways, interstates, bridges, sewer, and broadband access. In particular, we are sending over $450 million to SCDOT, who are using the funds to improve roads, interstates, highways, and bridges.

The House Education and Public Works Committee heard hours of testimony last week on a series of bills that prohibit Critical Race Theory from being taught in public schools.

CRT promotes the idea that groups of people, based on sex, race, religion, or other defining characteristics, should take responsibility for historical human rights violations.

I hope you’ll visit my official House webpage by clicking here, where you can find the bills that I have either sponsored or cosponsored, view my voting record, search for bills and access video feeds of the House sessions and committee meetings.

I’m thankful for the opportunity to represent District 108 in the House. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Rep. Lee Hewitt

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