Monday, January 23, 2017

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Breaking news and analysis from our home state of South Carolina. Click on the links below to follow Palmetto State government and politics from a decidedly pro-free market, pro-taxpayer perspective ...
SHE'S NO SARAH PALIN ... We don't put much stock in Washington, D.C. gossip, but this morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" (above) reporter Mike Barnicle passed along a doozy of a blind quote as to the qualifications (or lack thereof) of...
HUGH LEATHERMAN SEEKS TO SILENCE DISSENT ... We knew influential S.C. Senate president Hugh Leatherman wanted to shut down dissent within his own chamber ... we didn't know he wanted to extend the silent treatment into the broader marketplace of political...
BILL INCLUDES MULTIPLE "REVENUE ENHANCEMENTS" For the third year in a row, fiscally liberal lawmakers in the S.C. House of Representatives will attempt to raise the state's gasoline tax - or "increase motor fuel user fees," according to language included in...
NEW AMBASSADOR DEEP IN DEBT ... S.C. governor Nikki Haley has left the Palmetto State much as she found it - still struggling. But what about her?  The 45-year-old former accountant has had her home, travel and meals subsidized by taxpayers for...
PALMETTO STATE DRIVERS' LICENSES NEED UPGRADING ... Palmetto State taxpayers will have to shell out $26 million to "begin" the process of becoming compliant with the latest federal identification requirements, S.C. governor Nikki Haley's director of the Department of Motor Vehicles...
WILL OF THE VOTERS UPHELD ... The S.C. Supreme Court has issued a ruling upholding the will of the voters related to a 2012 referendum changing the way governors and lieutenant governors in the Palmetto State are elected. By a 4-0 vote,...
ADAM PIPER LEAVES S.C. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE ... S.C. attorney general's office staffer Adam Piper played a starring role in the epic meltdown of his boss last spring.  The young Republican operative was also well-compensated by taxpayers for his, um, "services" to attorney...
PALMETTO LAWYERS AND JUDGES DESERVE IMPARTIAL OVERSIGHT ... "Equal justice under the law" is the bedrock of American jurisprudence.  The notion that all citizens are subject to the same set of rules - no matter who they are - is one of...
UNCERTAINTY REIGNS ... Last month we ran a story about establishment Republicans rallying around embattled S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson - a guy whose political future remains very much up in the air at the moment. Wilson had originally planned to...
JUSTICES CALL OFF ORAL ARGUMENTS ... The S.C. Supreme Court has called off oral arguments connected to an ongoing dispute over how the Palmetto State's lieutenant governor's office should be filled. Instead, the high court will rule on the matter based on...