Lower sales threaten municipal budgets

The Post and Courier on the hidden downside of fewer folks buying things: Across the Lowcountry, cash registers ring less, and sales tax collections drop. That raises property tax bills, because there's less local-option sales tax for property tax relief.

It's the risk we took when we opted to reduce property taxes to rely on finicky sales tax, let's hope we don't get bitten.

Read all about it at The Post and Courier.