There is good news, bad news and worse news.
The good news is last night the Senate, in a historic vote, finally took up school choice. Although the amendment was defeated we finally know who supports the failed status quo system, and who wants to move South Carolina forward.
Senator Larry Grooms, who authored this amendment, explained how [...]
Nine “Republicans” – including four “former” Democrats and the self-proclaimed “conservative” leader of the GOP-controlled South Carolina Senate – voted against a scaled down parental choice measure this week. The vote to reject the measure – which was sponsored by longtime school choice champion Larry Grooms – comes as many of these lawmakers are opting to join [...]
One of the most powerful “Republicans” in the South Carolina Senate is shaking down state agencies for taxpayer-funded contributions to a golf tournament for lawmakers organized by a Christian non-profit.
S.C. Sen. Larry Martin (RINO-S.C.) has sent solicitation letters on his official letterhead to several state agencies urging them to spend up to $10,000 in taxpayer [...]
THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN … STILL
Last year S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley shot down a proposed casino resort in Hardeeville, S.C. This year her “Republican” allies in the State Senate – led by anti-free market former Democrat Larry Martin (RINO-Pickens) – have passed legislation cracking down on so-called internet sweepstakes machines.
Martin and fellow fiscal liberal [...]
OUR SCHOOLS STINK BECAUSE … HUH?
For years the South Carolina Republican Party platform has called for the adoption of universal school choice legislation – a rare example of an establishment entity embracing real reform in this notoriously change-averse state. The only problem? Numerous “Republican” politicians still refuse to support parental choice. In fact two “GOP” [...]
TOO BAD THERE ARE ONLY THREE OF THEM …
This website is quick to anger, slow to praise – a reputation we relish. Seriously … why should we bend over backward thanking politicians for doing things they ought to be doing?
Protecting freedom, free markets and future prosperity is something we view as a sacred obligation. Not something you [...]
IT’S NOT JUST LEFT-LEANING POLITICIANS WHO ARE “KILLING THE MESSENGERS” NOW
Selective journalistic outrage is nothing new in the Palmetto State.
Here, status quo politicians (invariably “Republicans”) who perpetuate South Carolina’s anti-competitive business climate, worst-in-the-nation public schools and totally dysfunctional system of government get hall passes for the chronic failure of their efforts … while those of [...]
VAST MAJORITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATIVE RACES WENT UNCONTESTED
“Every member of South Carolina’s legislative branch stood for reelection this year …”
Except they didn’t …
Eighty-eight (88) of 124 seats in the “Republican-controlled” S.C. House of Representatives were uncontested on Election Day – meaning that the incumbent’s name was the only name appearing on the ballot. Meanwhile [...]
BIG WINS FOR SOUTH CAROLINA ESTABLISHMENT
Hey South Carolina …
Did you enjoy the “Lost Decade?” In which government soared as income levels shrank? And do you enjoy having the worst public schools as well as the most corrupt, dysfunctional state government in America?
Apparently so … because Palmetto State voters just reelected a bunch of politicians who [...]
ATTEMPTED CENSORSHIP … AND A STARTLING ADMISSION FROM THIS WEBSITE’S FOUNDING EDITOR
An effort by S.C. Senator Larry Martin (RINO-Pickens) to censor legitimate criticism of his liberal voting record has failed in the South Carolina Upstate – raising the temperature of an already heated State Senate race between the 30-year incumbent and his petition challenger, former [...]
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE WOULD BEST REPRESENT AIKEN, LEXINGTON TAXPAYERS
Later this week, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley will be traveling to Pickens County, S.C. to endorse longtime fiscal liberal Larry Martin – which is curious when you consider that she vowed during her gubernatorial campaign to fight for a “more conservative” Senate.
Oh well … Haley has been a [...]
“TEA PARTY” GOVERNOR TO ENDORSE LONGTIME FISCAL LIBERAL IN STATE SENATE RACE
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley will endorse fiscal liberal (and former Democrat) Larry Martin in a competitive State Senate race in the Palmetto Upstate, multiple sources have confirmed to FITS.
Martin, a thirty-year incumbent, is currently in the fight of his life against former S.C. Rep. [...]