Thursday, August 25, 2016

SC

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IVORY THIGPEN IS ALREADY FITTING IN ... Remember that government-run school district in Spartanburg that built a new putting green?  At a private country club?  Where school leaders were members?  Using taxpayer money? We do. This week, we've uncovered some additional golf-related fun...
"THEY WON'T NOTICE IT COMING OUT OF THEIR POCKETS" SCDOT chairman Mike Wooten - whose agency steadfastly refuses to prioritize spending - is demanding a 20 cent per gallon increase in the state's gasoline tax in 2017. For those of you...
SERIOUS QUESTIONS SURROUND LATEST TAXPAYER-FUNDED VISIT ... With concerns escalating over the status of Chinese investments along the South Carolina coast, Myrtle Beach, S.C. mayor John Rhodes is making yet another trip to the People's Republic of China. Rhodes will spend a week in...
ENVIRONMENTALISTS PUSH TO STOP SEISMIC TESTING ...  Opponents of offshore drilling are working hard to influence public opinion along the coast of South Carolina - pushing a documentary film which claims that merely testing for oil and gas is environmentally destructive. Forget...
AGENCY ONCE AGAIN REFUSES TO PRIORITIZE SPENDING BASED ON NEED ... We wrote earlier today on a choice confronting the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) commission ... The issue?  Whether to spend roughly $23 million on a serious of non-priority earmarks requested...
MATTHEW RICHARDSON HUDDLES WITH RICK QUINN ... A former Democratic candidate for attorney general in South Carolina is reportedly lining up support from the state's largest "Republican" political consulting empire. Matthew Richardson - a powerful Columbia, S.C. plaintiffs' attorney and one of...
MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR WATER PARK A VICTIM OF "BAD DESIGN" Earlier this month we penned an article exposing some garden variety local corruption at Riverbanks Zoo - a government-subsidized attraction located in Columbia, S.C. That article led to several sources stepping forward with...
STATE SENATOR TAKES FIGHT TO POWERFUL CONGRESSMAN JIM CLYBURN, TOO ... There's a reason why South Carolina has such shitty roads.  It's because of the politicians its people keep electing.  These glad-handers keep taking all the money they're given and blowing it...
S.C. STATE PORTS AUTHORITY SLAMMED FOR WASTE, LACK OF TRANSPARENCY ... It looks like we're not the only ones who have a problem with South Carolina's woefully-mismanaged government-run port facility blowing public money on pointless political polling. According to an editorial published...
POLICE ACTION BIGGER, COSTLIER, UGLIER THAN ORIGINALLY REPORTED ... The taxpayer-funded entrapment of dancers at at Upstate, S.C. strip club was far worse - and far more costly - than it has been portrayed in court, sources familiar with the situation tell...