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“Public Access to Public Records (PAPR) launched in February dedicated to shining a light on South Carolina government by using the state Freedom of Information Act to obtain access to records created and maintained by public officials and agencies. All public records obtained by the nonprofit through ...
For instance, South Carolina's government created a program titled “Call me mister.” This program offers loan forgiveness if male minority teachers will serve in struggling schools. They assume that male teachers in poor-performing schools increase achievement, reduce discipline infractions and ...

Seals, who was out sick and did not attend the meeting where he was fired, has been a divisive figure since he was hired during the summer of 2016 to lead the government of South Carolina's second-largest county. Some council members were impressed with how he aggressively tackled the county's ...
COLUMBIA – In The State Museum's newest exhibit, "South Carolina and Reconstruction, 1865-1876," guests will explore life for South Carolinians during Reconstruction, a time of fundamental social, economic and political change. The end of the Civil War in 1865 may have given nearly 4 million slaves ...
That if the state government of South Carolina had not been in the hands of corrupt and infamous political adventurers, and had the laws of the state been fairly and impartially administered, public sentiment would have crushed the KKK in its incipiency. Sixth. There was no necessity for a suspension of the ...
Customers of South Carolina's government-run power company Santee Cooper could see their annual bills soar by anywhere between $167 and $751 over the next four decades. That's according to a new study released this week by former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint's think tank: Palmetto Promise Institute.

We learned our arithmetic in a South Carolina government-run school, admittedly … but last time we checked there were only 124 seats in the S.C. House of Representatives. And while we're all about changing the state constitution, making more politicians was not exactly what we had in mind. Embattled ...
In addition to being far too big, South Carolina's government is notoriously unaccountable to the people it serves. The state's chief executive is elected to run the executive branch of government, but the power of the governor's office is diluted through a network of legislatively controlled boards and ...
By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent | Ethics reform came in like a lion as lawmakers reconvened in January, but it could depart the session like a lamb – tamed as lawmakers pivoted to other issues such as utility reforms. “Anything that has controversy to it is dead at this point if it's not in the other ...
FITSNews this week says that the South Carolina government has come up with more “definitional nonsense” with a proposal to refine the institution of marriage and define any marriage which did not involve a man and a woman as a “parody marriage”. Florida Politics writes that in the aftermath of the ...
The proposed bill, under the guise of protecting respectability and professionalism, is just another way to literally police the bodies of the young black men who will likely be the ones doling over the brunt of fines (or providing the South Carolina government with free labor in the way of community service).
Daniels responded to concerns about his lack of involvement with Student Council by citing his high school work involving collaboration with South Carolina government to ensure that educational policies to aid minority students were developed and his experience advocating for the inclusion of individuals ...
Suppose that you found out that the state government received an unexpected windfall of 200 million dollars a year starting next year, without needing any changes to the tax law and without any new taxes. What should the South Carolina government do, if it happened? Well, it is about to happen. It turns ...
Beyond those immediate implications, the correspondence offers a rare glimpse into how deals are cut and laws are made in the murky backroom politics of South Carolina government, a domain in which Quinn's father, GOP operative Richard Quinn, excelled for decades as he extended his firm's tentacles ...
Here's how the South Carolina government and other elected officials are responding to Sunday morning's deadly Amtrak train crash. S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster is being briefed by Amtrak, then going to the crash scene. He is expected to brief the media at 10 a.m.. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin called ...
A 12-member legislative committee met in Columbia on Wednesday to consider more changes to the state's retirement system and its underfunded pension plans that affect one in nine South Carolinians. By Andrew Brown abrown@postandcourier.com · Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save · Facebook ...
If you want to make money working for the state of South Carolina, you might want to climb to the top of an academic field, especially in a highly sought after area of medicine. Nine of the top 10 highest-paid state employees – excluding college coaches and athletics personnel, and a few other special cases ...

THINK OF SOUTH Carolina's government as a truncated “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Except without the cadence. Or the coded messages. Or the coherence. We have 10 separate state agencies that provide health services. Eight environmental agencies. Seven literary and cultural agencies.
Chicago-based online eye exam startup Opternative has sued a government agency and department in South Carolina, where the company was banned from providing prescriptions earlier this year. It's the latest in an ongoing battle between Opternative and the optometric industry. The company filed a suit ...
Technology is one of the things Noble says he will bring to South Carolina government, but more importantly, he said he wants to bring a focus on state government that puts people over profits. Announcing his '60 Days, 60 Events Anti-Corruption Grassroots Fundraising Drive' Noble said, “I am the ...
The South Carolina government already appropriated $300 million to satisfy the state share, but the federal government still must kick in approximately $90 million for each of the next three fiscal years. President Donald Trump's budget did not call for any money to be allocated to the project, but the Army ...
Some freshmen lawmakers are shocked — shocked — to discover South Carolina government is inefficient and a select few wield all the power in Columbia. In other no duh news: Myrtle Beach gets congested during summer. Of course, our new legislators are correct. The Senate president pro tem and ...
Some freshmen lawmakers are shocked — shocked — to discover South Carolina government is inefficient and a select few wield all the power in Columbia. In other no duh news: Myrtle Beach gets congested during summer. Of course, our new legislators are correct. The Senate president pro tem and ...
I mean, if it weren't for Trav Robertson's delusional (or deliberately deceptive, or embarrassingly ignorant) rant, how could I get anybody to read about legislation proposed by most freshman legislators to blow up South Carolina's government and start over? Actually, now that I put it that way, maybe that's ...
At present, solicitors exist as tiny islands in South Carolina government, operating in a gray area with little outside oversight of their spending. Money flows into prosecutors' offices from many public tributaries, but no one is tasked with vetting how they spend that cash. Under South Carolina law, they mainly ...
Here's how the South Carolina government and other elected officials are responding to Sunday morning's deadly Amtrak train crash. S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster is being briefed by Amtrak, then going to the crash scene. He is expected to brief the media at 10 a.m.. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin called ...
He listed a number of ways transparency in South Carolina government is lacking and called for change. Perhaps the biggest one: South Carolina legislators, incredibly, have exempted themselves from the federal Freedom of Information Act, a law that requires government to provide public documents to ...
He listed a number of ways transparency in South Carolina government is lacking and called for change. Perhaps the biggest one: South Carolina legislators, incredibly, have exempted themselves from the federal Freedom of Information Act, a law that requires government to provide public documents to ...
A South Carolina government report touting the strong fiscal future of SCANA – the crony capitalist utility at the heart of an ongoing corporate implosion – is facing fresh scrutiny this week. Earlier this month the S.C. Office of Regulatory Staff (SCORS) issued a report suggesting a rosy outcome for the Cayce, ...
He listed a number of ways transparency in South Carolina government is lacking and called for change. Perhaps the biggest one: South Carolina legislators, incredibly, have exempted themselves from the federal Freedom of Information Act, a law that requires government to provide public documents to ...
Earnings for Dominion have been relatively flat in 2017 and unimpressive on a year-over-year basis. Colder weather in the Southeast should neutralize mild weather worries and bolster top-line growth in the fourth quarter. Dominion's expansive capital projects in natural gas infrastructure and solar energy ...
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Noble explains how he would fix the South Carolina government. "You can't fix the problem with people who are part of that problem," he said. Staff Photo by Colin Demarest. "If you look at our state, we have just enormous potential in this state, we really do," Noble ...
Barrett registered as a lobbyist specifically to advocate for "the sale of Santee Cooper and for the South Carolina government to get out of the power business," state records show. The group has also rejected Dominion's proposed takeover of SCANA, saying the deal "leaves much to be desired for ...
The government of South Carolina has been initiating strict measures to reduce the number of traffic accidents in the state. Now, drivers in South ... Another step initiated by the South Carolina government involved the removal of the ever controversial guardrail system. This system has been blamed for ...
As a candidate, Donald Trump said the South Carolina government should "probably" take down a Confederate flag flying above the state house. Respect whatever it is you have to respect because it was a point in time, and put it in a museum. But I would take it down, yes. His tone changed markedly once ...
(“Lawyers drafting first sexual harassment policy for state Senate”). There must be some reason that very talented, hard-working women are not in South Carolina government in executive positions. — B.K. Haskell, Clover,S.C.. Have something to say? Send 200 words or less to feedback@statehousereport.
For over a year, the government of South Carolina stood still while the governor and representatives refused to deal with each other. In May of 1764 Boone sailed for London. Boone never returned to South Carolina. But the leaders of the South Carolina legislature at the time included Henry Laurens, ...
But it doesn't stop there,” the 47-year-old labor attorney told us. “The state government of South Carolina also needs to start acting more conservative, and instead of signing in the largest tax increase in modern history – like Henry McMaster did earlier this year – we need to slash government spending and ...
For more than a year, the government of South Carolina stood still while the governor and representatives refused to deal with each other. In May 1764, Boone sailed for London. He never returned to South Carolina. The leaders of the South Carolina legislature at the time included Henry Laurens, William ...
MOUNT PLEASANT — The government of South Carolina's fourth-largest city was hit with an email phishing attack this week. Town officials said no damage was done, and hackers did not get in to the computer network in Town Hall, but an employee was fooled by the malicious email. Phishing emails, as ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP, WLTX) - A longtime member of the South Carolina legislature has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in connection with the ongoing probe of corruption in South Carolina's government. Former Rep. Rick Quinn Jr. and his father, Richard Quinn Sr., one of the most powerful men ...
A 12-member legislative committee met in Columbia on Wednesday to consider more changes to the state's retirement system and its underfunded pension plans that affect one in nine South Carolinians. By Andrew Brown abrown@postandcourier.com · Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save · Facebook ...
If you want to make money working for the state of South Carolina, you might want to climb to the top of an academic field, especially in a highly sought after area of medicine. Nine of the top 10 highest-paid state employees – excluding college coaches and athletics personnel, and a few other special cases ...
One week from today, voters in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District will pick their next congressman. This special election comes after a bruising primary campaign for Republicans which included a runoff and a recount. For Democrats, they're hoping South Carolinians will do what Montanans and ...
THINK OF SOUTH Carolina's government as a truncated “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Except without the cadence. Or the coded messages. Or the coherence. We have 10 separate state agencies that provide health services. Eight environmental agencies. Seven literary and cultural agencies.
Chicago-based online eye exam startup Opternative has sued a government agency and department in South Carolina, where the company was banned from providing prescriptions earlier this year. It's the latest in an ongoing battle between Opternative and the optometric industry. The company filed a suit ...
He listed a number of ways transparency in South Carolina government is lacking and called for change. Perhaps the biggest one: South Carolina legislators, incredibly, have exempted themselves from the state Freedom of Information Act, a law that requires government to provide public documents to the ...
In a potentially significant escalation of #ProbeGate – the ongoing, multi-jurisdictional criminal investigation into corruption in South Carolina government – multiple sources in Washington, D.C. and Columbia, S.C. tell us a referral in the case has been made to the Public Integrity Section (PIN) of the U.S. ...
Two months ago we published an exclusive report on the status of South Carolina's government-run charter school district. The takeaway? Serious issues exist within the S.C. Public Charter School District, and multiple schools currently operating under its auspices are looking to break away. Nine of these ...
Toward a unified approach in battling HIV/AIDS and related issues, South Carolina government agencies, private-sector organizations, the faith community, public health professionals and others are coming together for a World AIDS Day event at 6 p.m. Thursday on the north steps of the Statehouse in ...


 

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