Nine “Republican in Name Only” members of the South Carolina Senate were slammed by one of the Palmetto State’s leading limited government groups this week after voting to reject proven free market academic reforms in favor of U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature education initiative. Meanwhile a national group also took them to task for their [...]
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 [...]
In response to blistering criticism of his vote to sell out South Carolina’s school children, S.C. Sen. Paul Campbell took to the Lowcountry airwaves this week to try and do a little damage control. Campbell gave an interview to WTMA (Charleston, S.C.) radio host Tara Servatius in which he claimed he really supports school choice, but voted [...]
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 [...]
In a last-ditch effort to pass a watered-down ethics reform bill, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – perhaps the most hypocritical good government reformer in political history – has reportedly cut a deal with two tax-hiking “Republicans in Name Only.”
Multiple sources in the S.C. Senate tell FITS that the governor – who is desperate to secure [...]
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 [...]
PETITION EFFORT AIMS TO RESTORE CANDIDATES TO GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTS
South Carolina’s discombobulated reform movement – which put up a puny challenge to the Palmetto State’s big-spending incumbent establishment in this year’s “Republican” primary election – may finally be emerging from its multi-year haze.
Having lost steam thanks to Mark Sanford’s fall from grace and Nikki Haley’s [...]
One of the most self-serving, fiscally-liberal, morally-bankrupt politicians ever to take the floor of the South Carolina Senate (and trust us … that’s saying something) wants to come back after a four-year hiatus.
John Hawkins (RINO-Spartanburg) – a left-leaning personal injury lawyer who retired from State Senate in 2009 – will run for the Senate seat [...]
There is good news and bad news.
The good news is that on Tuesday the Senate, in a historic vote, finally eliminated the archaic Budget and Control Board. In its place they voted to implement a sensible structure similar to the one used by the forty-nine other states.
Senators Davis and Massey, who helped author this amendment, were [...]
While S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and the “Republican-controlled” General Assembly in South Carolina continue to grow government at recklessly exorbitant levels, the ability of Palmetto State taxpayers to pick up this soaring tab continues to shrink.
According to data published by the U.S. Census, South Carolina’s median household income fell to $42,018 in 2010 (from an [...]
A legislative scorecard released by one of South Carolina’s most credible Tea Party organizations offers fresh proof that the Palmetto State’s “Republican-controlled” Senate is really in the hands of free-spending Democrats. You know … as if the passage of the two largest budgets in state history (here and here) required any supporting documentation.
Only three Republican [...]
South Carolina lawmakers spent a record $20.8 billion during the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2011. Actually, they spent more than that – including a pair of $100 million bailouts for S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s Medicaid agency.
But when it was all said and done … was there any money left over?
“The state ended [...]