Earlier this month this website wrote a piece on former S.C. Speaker of the House David Wilkins – who is actively lobbying on behalf of several state agencies …
Why is this a big deal? Because Wilkins isn’t reporting his lobbying activities – which violate a state law prohibiting such behavior by sitting members of state [...]
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s campaign finance team for her 2014 reelection bid represents a “Who’s Who” of Palmetto State establishment Republicans, entrenched lobbying interests and crony capitalists.
There’s former S.C. Speaker David Wilkins (representing the Nelson Mullins law/ lobbying firm), Boeing attorney Leighton Lord (representing the Nexsen Pruet law/ lobbying firm) and McNair Law Firm CEO [...]
Over the weekend (yes, we publish stories over the weekend) this website delved into the big “scandal” surrounding the 2014 Republican Primary election cycle.
For those of you who missed it, last week The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper reported on a shady group of “rogue conservative” activists allegedly plotting to hijack the state’s primary election and [...]
FORMER AMBASSADOR, SPEAKER STILL IN THE RUNNING FOR SENATE SEAT
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is still vetting former U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint, sources at Wilkins’ law firm tell FITS.
Wilkins – who was Speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives from 1994-2005 – has reportedly [...]
GAMECOCK, MOUNTAINEER FANS CELEBRATE …
Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney received a three year contract extension from the school this week, a deal which will pay him nearly $2 million a year through 2017. Swinney’s Tigers went 10-4 a year ago and captured the school’s first ACC championship in 20 years – although they [...]
REPUBLICANS HAVE GROWN GOVERNMENT, NOT THE ECONOMY
South Carolina has been ruled exclusively by “Republicans” for the last decade … but what has the party of limited government and economic growth done for the state? That’s easy … they’ve grown government and moved our economy backward.
Don’t believe us? Let’s take a look at the numbers …
In FY [...]
Clemson University’s seven “life” trustees – all of whom are serving in violation of the S.C. Constitution’s prohibition on lifetime political appointments – have reportedly taken steps to legitimize their standing.
According to Kevin Kiley, a reporter for Inside Higher Ed, these seven “life” trustees – who hold a majority of seats on Clemson’s 13-member board [...]
One of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s most influential supporters – and the chairman of the Board of Trustees at her alma mater – is apparently in the midst of a major row with her administration.
Former S.C. Speaker and U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins – who a year ago was running Haley’s transition organization – [...]
Saying that its ability to review proposed academic programs had been “substantially limited” by S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office, the S.C. Commission on Higher Education (CHE) on Friday suspended hearings aimed at authorizing a fourth public medical school in Greenville, S.C.
“Hearings scheduled for the 19th, 25th, and 26th have been canceled,” a release from [...]
A day after announcing that it was opening a new “Canadian Center” as a not-so-thinly veiled tribute to its top trustee, Clemson University said that reductions in state and federal funding were forcing it to shave $2.5 million from its instructional budget.
So let’s get this straight … the school has enough money to launch a [...]
The state of South Carolina needs a new taxpayer-funded medical school like it needs a(nother) hole in the head …
As with most of our government-run endeavors, the math on this project just doesn’t add up … on multiple levels.
Consider this: The state of Georgia – which has a population of 9.6 million according to the [...]