We are an independent local organization who is privately funded by donations and membership dues from the general public. Our purpose is to encourage government to take less of our tax dollars and to work more efficiently with the taxes they collect. We study the way the South Carolina officials spend money and formulate tax policy. We also study and report on bills being considered by the legislature and our local councils that relate to fiscal policy and urge lawmakers to either support or oppose them.
WE GET THE WORD OUT!
The legislative process is complicated; important issues can pass unnoticed through our legislative bodies. Bills and ordinances can become law before the voters can make their views knows. That's why we report regularly to our members on taxes and spending through our newsletters. We encourage voter involvement in the budgetary process and fiscal accountability in all our local governmental officials.
DCTA ALERTS AND NEWSLETTERS
Our DCTA alerts and newsletters "follow the money." It's a nonpartisan, in-depth analysis presented in a down-to-earth way. We do extensive research into each subject we take on and present our members with the results of the research in our newsletters and we always make sure our local officials get a copy.
HOW ARE WE FUNDED
We are funded entirely by people like you; individuals who have an interest in the ways their taxes are spent and who are savvy enough to want to influence how government works. your dues and contributions make our work possible. It takes money to advertise, send out mailings, contact legislators and hold public meetings. Please consider using the membership form on this website..we need your help to continue doing this important work.
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU
Membership in DCTA means sharing the cost of acquiring influence and having a voice in setting state and local policy. It means you have a bridge of communications between you and the elected officials in your district—where you live and where you work.
It also means having a team of experts at your disposal when you need information. Government makes decisions every day that affect your pocketbook. It will make those decisions whether you participate or note.
Doesn't it make sense to have an organization like DCTA keeping an eye on local and state politicians?
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