My recent experience running for a seat on the MUSC Board of Trustees provided me an unabashed view behind the curtain of our State’s legislature. The South Carolina General Assembly is responsible for electing the members of the State’s university boards, and after going through the process as a candidate, it became clear that internal [...]
Less than a week after this website revealed the existence of a secret taxpayer-funded late night taxi service for inebriated and/or lazy South Carolina legislators, the free rides have come to an end – at least in the S.C. House of Representatives.
According to one of our well-placed sources at the state capitol building, “they (have) stopped [...]
This week an agricultural subcommittee of the “Republican-controlled” S.C. House of Representatives took up a controversial bill aimed at limiting the activities of non-profit animal rescue groups and shelters. The bill, introduced by Rep. Davey Hiott (RINO-Pickens), would basically ban non-profits from providing medical care at a reduced cost while limiting other care provided to [...]
Do you suffer from “glaucoma?” Or some form of chronic pain? If so, then the state of South Carolina is required to procure marijuana for you. And give it to you free of charge.
Seriously … there’s a little-known state law instructing the director of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) to “obtain [...]
Earlier this week I wrote an opinion piece for this website asking lawmakers to address the immediate concerns of parents whose children are enrolled in a flawed public education system in South Carolina by passing some form of school choice legislation.
I won’t re-hash that piece here because you can read if for yourself, but I would [...]
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There’s been plenty of speculation about who U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford would hire for key staff roles in his various congressional offices – but few would have ever imagined one of his first big picks would be the leader of the “opposition” party.
Wait … what?
That’s right, Democratic leader “Nancy Pelosi” is Mark Sanford’s new Washington, [...]
I thought you may find this interesting. I am currently involved in renewing my concealed weapons permit (CWP). My current CWP expires tomorrow, 5/22/2013. I did an online renewal on 4/11/2013, and have not yet received my replacement. Today (5/21/2013) I contacted SLED by phone to find out the status of my replacement. Their response was, [...]
In a last-ditch effort to pass a watered-down ethics reform bill, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – perhaps the most hypocritical good government reformer in political history – has reportedly cut a deal with two tax-hiking “Republicans in Name Only.”
Multiple sources in the S.C. Senate tell FITS that the governor – who is desperate to secure [...]
A Democratic memo obtained exclusively by FITS alleges that S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has a white supremacist on her 2014 gubernatorial steering committee.
Roan Garcia Quintana (above, with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour) was one of several SCGOP partisans named to Haley’s grassroots steering committee in February. The Mauldin, S.C. native is executive director of a [...]
When S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley unveiled her ethics reform proposals last August, we had to laugh … after all, her plan proposed doing away with many of the loopholes she has habitually exploited over the years in order to maintain and expand her political power.
“Trusting Nikki Haley with ethics reform is like asking Amy Winehouse to be [...]