Next Laurens County Tea Party Meeting!

Laurens County Tea Party is meeting on Thursday April 19th at 7 pm at Laurens Library, 1017 W. Main St. Our guest speaker is Dan Harvell. Dan Harvell will speak on the status of property tax in South Carolina and current threats that could double taxes on SC’s primary residences. This issue came to a head in the early 2000’s after it became obvious local governments and education were using the property tax “system” as an ATM for runaway spending. Dan and a handful of citizen activists came together and encouraged members of taxpayer groups across the state to join NoHomeTax.org in an effort to reform and restrain the most hated tax of all. After three years of tireless work at the statehouse, including Senate hearings held across the state Act 388 was passed in 2006 due to the largest ever citizens effort on the General Assembly. What began with seven people multiplied to a citizen engagement list of 200,000, raising $250,000 in contributions. Since enactment in 2007, property tax relief for SC homeowners has accrued to a total of $6 Billion.
Dan Harvell has been a taxpayer advocate since first serving on city council at age 20.
Founding vice chairman and six term chairman, Anderson County Taxpayers Association.
Former vice president, South Carolina Association of Taxpayers.
Board member, current chairman of NoHomeTax.org.
Founding president, South Carolina Citizens Lobby
Three term chairman, Anderson County Republican Party
Current executive committeeman, SC Republican Party
All are welcome to attend!