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Revenue near $500 million has lawmakers making plans

...million to spend when the Legislature returns to session next month, the state's chief economist said Monday. Bill Gillespie warned that last year's spike in state revenues is unlikely to be repeated this year. Revenues for fiscal year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/19/met_109091.shtml
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Rolling back assessments proves hard

...to roll back property tax assessments after realizing the proposal would hit most homeowners with a tax increase. Bill Gillespie, the state's chief economist, said the idea would shift taxes "from the Battery to North Charleston, for example...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/27/met_49877.shtml
Metro
Glint of good budget news expected from economic board

...first shot of good economic news in more than a year when it meets Thursday. Before Thursday's meeting, economist Bill Gillespie has been telling legislators that state tax collections are running more than $50 million ahead of projections since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/12/met_404318.shtml
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Homeowners will soon see significant tax cut

...savings won't appear until next year, when tax bills are sent out in fall 2008. The state's top economist, Bill Gillespie, said South Carolina will collect more sales tax revenue than needed to pay the school taxes. By law, the additional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/04/met_142344.shtml
Metro
Income tax bill helps top payers

...to 4.75 percent from 7 percent during the next decade. "Fifty percent of the taxpayers don't get anything," Bill Gillespie, the state's chief economist, said after the bill cleared a House Ways and Means subcommittee with few questions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/25/met_405782.shtml
Metro
No play during August recess

...considering a challenge to the freshman. Mr. Kingston already has an announced Democratic opponent, retired Army officer Bill Gillespie. The eight-term congressman, though, is more focused on Iraq, where he spent last week. He is preparing to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/13/met_139515.shtml
Metro
Sanford wants to give surplus to taxpayers

...were up 10 percent, more than twice the 4 percent the BEA had projected in May, according to the board. However, Bill Gillespie, the state's chief economist, said there's reason for caution. "We've got a slowdown going on, but we're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/10/met_103894.shtml
Metro
State's economy beats estimate

...sales taxes in July. The current surplus of $99.5 million over the May estimate likely won't change much, said Bill Gillespie, the state's chief economist. "It's another sign we're obviously moving in the right direction in respect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/20/met_89533.shtml
Metro
Aiken unemployment drops

...market, as college students come home for the summer and lookfor work. Not all signs point to an economic recovery. Bill Gillespie, the senior economist at the South Carolina Budget and Control Board, has forecast a slow turnaround, based in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/10/bus_380721.shtml
Business
Five veterans to battle GOP

...Iraqi military in east Baghdad in 2006 and 2007. He is trying to unseat eight-term Rep. John Linder of Duluth. - Bill Gillespie, 44, of Tybee Island, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who was a senior logistician during the 2003 invasion of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/13/met_194881.shtml
Metro