South Carolina’s economy has much to be thankful for as we close the books on 2019. Since the Great Recession our population has increased by 1 million people, our per capita income has jumped from $32,458 to $42,736 and our unemployment rate has dropped to 2.9% – less than half of what it was a decade ago. As a result of this economic growth, our state government has projected almost $2 billion more in anticipated tax revenue than it budgeted for in the coming year. So, when the General Assembly begins a new session in January, how should we spend the money? Please take the following quick general survey to let me know what you think about budget surpluses and other issues.