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South Carolina lawmakers are about to get “lit up” for their willingness to raise taxes in a down economy, sources tell FITS.

Specifically, we’re hearing that a taxpayer advocacy group is preparing to launch a statewide mailing campaign challenging lawmakers’ on their votes to raise the state’s cigarette tax.

The House has already approved a 50-cent tax hike on each pack of cigarettes, and the Senate is set to vote on its own version of a 50-cent increase soon.

We’re endeavoring to get additional info – and a copy of the mailing, if possible.

Stay tuned …