Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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DO THEY REALIZE THEY ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM, THOUGH? Democrats are irrelevant in South Carolina ... well, until you realize the vast majority of "Republicans" in the Palmetto State are (wait for it) Democrats in disguise. That's right ... some just...
AGENCY LOBBYING HARD FOR MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR BOONDOGGLE South Carolina's corrupt transportation "leaders" still desperately want to foist Interstate 73 on dirt poor Palmetto State taxpayers ... even as government's embarrassing inability to do basic maintenance continues to be on display all over the state. How desperate...
"ETHICS" ENTITY OPENS CAMPAIGN FINANCE LOOPHOLE  The notoriously toothless S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC) ruled this week that politicians in the Palmetto State can employ themselves, their relatives and their own companies using political donations. The only requirement? That these arrangements not...
"REPUBLICANS" GET RHETORIC RIGHT ON SCHOOL CHOICE There's a lot not to like about the 2016 "Republican" party platform (.pdf). Just ask South Carolina's libertarian-leaning State Senator, Tom Davis. He'll tell you ... Of course there was some redeeming language included in the...

Thad Viers Disbarred

EX-LAWMAKER BANNED FROM PRACTICING LAW Former S.C. Rep. Thad Viers - currently serving time in federal prison on a money laundering charge - has been disbarred by the S.C. Supreme Court. In an opinion issued this week (.pdf), the court's five...
BACTERIA SPIKES ACCOMPANY SUMMER STORMS Dozens of visitors to Myrtle Beach, S.C. have reported contracting various illnesses due to unsafe spikes in bacteria levels in the water.  Several have even been hospitalized as a result of their ailments, according to MyrtleBeachSC.com. Runoff from...
WHICH LAWMAKERS ARE GOING DOWN? After a three-month delay due to obstruction by S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson, an investigation into alleged corruption involving powerful members of the S.C. General Assembly is once again underway. Solicitor David Pascoe - empowered by...

SCDOT Still Complaining

AGENCY PROPAGANDIZES FOR GAS TAX HIKE IN RESPONDING TO MAINTENANCE REQUESTS The woefully mismanaged, scandal-scarred S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is at it again ... On the heels of several additional embarrassing revelations about its ongoing incompetence, the agency is once again complaining about its budget...
"COP GONE WILD" GETS OFF EASY A captain with the Laurens, S.C. police department has received a three-day suspension after he allegedly hurled racial slurs at a bar, got into a physical altercation with his wife and drove drunk. For those of...
LOWCOUNTRY LEADERS "CALL TO DISARM"  Charleston County is begging the state of South Carolina - and the federal government - to impose sweeping bans on assault weapons and ammunition. "I cringe why we as a country, a nation, state, county, or...
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