Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of the “post,” our semi-regular effort to grab the internet by the horns …
Today’s big news in South Carolina politics? There wasn’t much, honestly …
The S.C. Ways and Means committee, which is busy putting together the first draft of the state budget, deleted a proviso that would have given an additional $22 million to select South Carolina public charter schools. This funding is a priority of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais – you know, in lieu of providing real school choice.
Sources tell FITS that the money for these public charter schools could be included in a separate piece of legislation that’s currently pending before the S.C. House – although it’s still unclear where the money is coming from.
Given the fact that the state is facing an estimated $700-800 million shortfall, that’s a problem …
In other news, sources tell FITS that former S.C. Board of Economic Advisors (BEA) Chairman John Rainey has expanded his investigation into the governor. Rainey – an independently-wealthy attorney and GOP fundraiser – has already sought documents related to Haley’s stormy tenure with a Columbia-area hospital foundation.
What’s he investigating now? Stay tuned for our exclusive report on that …
In national news, stocks took a beating in response to the ongoing turmoil in Libya – which is threatening to spike fuel prices in America at a time when inflation is already beginning to creep its way into the economy.
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