Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Henry McMaster: 2018 Update

S.C. LITE GUV IS "HOPING TO RUN ..." Last week this website did a story on the 2018 gubernatorial aspirations of S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster. To read our report, click here. This week, the Associated Press is weighing in on McMaster's...
THERE IS AN EXCUSE, THOUGH ... South Carolina students saw their performance on the American College Testing (ACT)'s college readiness assessment plunge in 2016 - although in fairness, the number of test-takers in the state dramatically increased. Thanks to a law signed...
PROGRAM COSTS MOUNTING ... DRAMA RATCHETS UP Two months ago we ran a story entitled "More Trouble At S.C. Workforce Agency," which addressed the latest internal drama at the scandal-scarred S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW). This is an agency...
UNLESS YOU HAVE A CAMPAIGN WARDROBE ACCOUNT ... Last week we reported on liberal S.C. House of Representatives candidate Ivory Thigpen plopping down nearly $2,000 in golf expenses on his campaign account. Big ballin' right? Yes, yes y'all.  Now we come to learn that the...
A THREE-DECADE DEBACLE ... Familiar with the debacle involving the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) child support enforcement database? If you are a Palmetto State taxpayer, you should be. We last reported on this multi-million dollar disaster back in November ......
FEDS DIGGING ...  State law enforcement sources are confirming the existence of a multi-jurisdictional federal investigation into allegations of human trafficking in South Carolina. This website received a confidential tip on the alleged trafficking ring earlier this week - and have since...
SCRUB, SCRUB, SCRUB ... Apparently booting Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill wasn't enough ... the Gods of political correctness are demanding additional sacrifices. Accordingly, Democrats in South Carolina are in the process of rebranding the party's annual fundraising dinner - shedding the...
CURTIS LOFTIS STEPS UP EFFORTS TO RETURN "UNCLAIMED PROPERTY" TO TAXPAYERS ...  S.C. treasurer Curtis Loftis says his office is giving Palmetto State residents another way to access unclaimed property entrusted to the care of the state. South Carolinians can now search for...
LATEST LOW INCOME HOUSING AWARDS ANNOUNCED ... Is your community about to receive some new government-subsidized neighbors? The S.C. State Housing and Development Finance Authority released its list of "low income housing tax credit" awards this week, approving twenty new projects...
SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING, PRESS EVENTS FOR SIDEWALKS ... This website has written extensively on the Richland County "penny tax" - a $1.2 billion levy that "passed" via a rigged election in 2012. This tax - and the manner in which it...