We hear excuses every day from status quo backers in Columbia as to why South Carolina’s public education system is so atrocious.
It’s poverty, they say. Or racism. Or insufficient funding. Or it’s the fault of parents. Then there’s our favorite excuse – that the ongoing debate over parental choice has “shifted our leaders’ focus away [...]
By one vote, South Carolina’s “Republican-controlled” House of Representatives killed a universal school choice bill that would have provided expanded academic options for all parents and a lifeline for more than 100,000 children trapped in failing public schools.
The debate took less than half an hour – which is interesting when you consider that lawmakers spent [...]
By FITSNews || With no accompanying reform and no corresponding tax relief, South Carolina’s “Republican-controlled” General Assembly has voted to raise the state’s cigarette tax by fifty cents per pack – overriding S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s veto of the legislation last week.
It was a boneheaded move for several reasons.
First, the “revenue” generated by the tax [...]
South Carolina is still years away from its once-a-decade fight over legislative redistricting, but sources tell FITS that S.C. Senate President Glenn McConnell and House Speaker Bobby Harrell are already scheming as to how they can use the redrawing of the state’s political borders to their advantage.
And while you’d think the state’s two most powerful [...]