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Dec. 04, 2015

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NEW, 12/4 ISSUE: On population growth, Pinckney, priorities, Internet taxes

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NEW, 12/4 ISSUE: On population growth, Pinckney, priorities, Internet taxes

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ISSUE 14.49  | Dec. 4, 2015  |  INSIDE:

NEWS:  One size doesn’t fit all counties in S.C. population
BRIEF:  Pinckney, Haley, Riley to be honored
TALLY SHEET:  More than 180 bills prefiled this week
COMMENTARY:  Legislature needs more strategic, long-term thinking
SPOTLIGHT:  ACLU of South Carolina
MY TURN, Sen. Marlon Kimpson: Time to tax state’s Internet sales
FEEDBACK:  Send us a letter
SCORECARD: From big bucks to Santee Cooper to Corley
NUMBER:  $114 million
QUOTE:   Tongue (is burning hole)-in-cheek

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