GOP Presidential Hopeful Mitt Romney speaks to supporters in New Hampshire after being declared the NH Primary winner (Getty)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- South Carolina's primary is over and presidential candidate have moved on, but at least one is still causing a reaction in our state.
Senators Brad Hutto and John Land, both Democrats, have proposed the "Mitt Romney Lottery Winnings Fairness Act."
The bill would reduce the amount of taxes collected on money won from the state lottery from seven percent to five percent.
Hutto says the change would not affect the money that goes to education because that come from the sale of tickets, not prizes.
He says the measure would make the winnings a passive source of income, but he's not expecting the bill to go far.
"It was filed in order to call attention what is a differential in the tax rates. Many of us think that a flat tax, where we tax people across the board, would be more fair than what we have now and I think if you read the 500 page tax return of Gov. Romney you'll see that if you're wealthy enough and have the ability to hire the best CPAs and accountants you can make sure that your rate is even lower than 15 percent and that's just not fair," said Hutto.