Cindi Scoppe

editorial writer

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Renee Orth is the most unconventional candidate for Charleston mayor. She's also the most interesting, with her focus on fighting climate change by planting “edible rain gardens,” eliminating single-family zoning, staving off the anarchy to come when the power supply shuts down and the food runs out, and taking back our society by shrinking the government to make it obsolete.

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Residential property taxes, a reader told me this week, “have the capacity to destroy families and communities in one fell swoop” because they “are based on what you could sell the house for, but you have not yet realized that gain.” It's a favorite complaint, but it's no longer true, thanks to Act 388, which stripped the fairness from the SC property tax system.

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