Two months ago this website exclusively reported that S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom – whose disastrously hypocritical personal life makes frequent headlines – was three-and-a-half months late (and $150,000 over budget) in submitting the state of South Carolina’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY 2011-12.
The CAFR – used by rating agencies, financial underwriters and buyers of the [...]
Richard Eckstrom has been very busy lately. In addition to major problems at his second job – commander of the S.C. State Guard – the 64-year-old “Republican” Comptroller General has been dealing with all sorts of drama in his personal life.
Serious drama …
Of course despite the drama Eckstrom – a top ally of S.C. Gov. [...]
S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom’s toxic “on again, off again” relationship with former lover/ high school teacher Kelly Payne is once again “on the rocks,” sources tell FITS.
And the oddsmakers take a beating, right?
Riiiiiight … anyway, reports of the couple’s latest separation have been fueled by a bizarre (and since removed) tweet from Payne – [...]
Multiple sources familiar with a recent theft at the National Guard Armory in Williamston, S.C. are coming forward to identify the State Guardsmen allegedly responsible for the heist.
According to our sources, Command Sergeant Major Robert Suchka and First Sergeant Steve Petrofsky – both of the S.C. State Guard – are being questioned in connection with [...]
COMPTROLLER CREEPY’S CHRISTMAS BASH
We were legitimately shocked to learn that “Republican” S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom’s latest engagement with former GOP superintendent of education candidate Kelly Payne has lasted more than a month. We figured two weeks … tops.
(Imagine how many sex tapes the self-proclaimed “fine specimen” has made in that amount of time).
For those [...]
HOW S.C. TAXPAYERS AND RETIREES ARE BEING SQUEEZED FOR EVERY PENNY BY A CORRUPT POLITICAL APPOINTEE
This website has been harping on corruption at the S.C. Retirement Systems Investment Commission (SCRSIC) for several years now … but it’s been awhile since we last peeled back this particular scab of a bureaucracy.
As part of our ongoing investigation, [...]
STATE’S TOP ACCOUNTANT SAID TO HAVE “LIBRARY” OF ILLICIT LIAISONS WITH MISTRESS-TURNED-FIANCEE
S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom made sex tapes starring himself and his longtime mistress (now fiancée) Kelly Payne, sources familiar with the couple’s on-again, off-again relationship tell FITS.
And yes … we apologize if you just lost your lunch.
It’s not that sex tapes starring Payne [...]
SOUTH CAROLINA’S “FINE SPECIMEN” OF A COMPTROLLER GENERAL IS AT IT AGAIN
On again … off again. On again … off again.
The toxic (and increasingly annoying) relationship between S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom and former GOP Superintendent of Education candidate Kelly Payne is back “on.” In fact Payne announced over the Thanksgiving Weekend that she [...]
ANOTHER $379 MILLION OF YOUR TAX MONEY IS HEADED DOWN THE DRAIN
S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom was late (again) in releasing his annual financial report for state government – a document which once again fails to provide an accurate accounting of how our state’s “Republican” leaders are spending your money.
For example … here’s a simple [...]
IMAGES, CAPTIONS FROM THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
We didn’t make the drive to Tampa, Florida for this year’s GOP convention for several reasons. First – as this post should make abundantly clear – we’re not Republicans. Why on earth would we want to convene with them? Second, we reserved our trip to the Sunshine State this [...]
Club for Growth Executive Director: “It was a common sense decision”
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Club for Growth issued the following statement today on the Budget and Control Board’s vote to raise health insurance premiums:
“Governor Nikki Haley, Treasurer Curtis Loftis and Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom made the fiscally responsible choice to increase the health [...]
WHO THE HECK IS RUNNING THIS STATE ANYWAY?
As expected, the S.C. Budget and Control Board (SCBCB) was sued this week over its controversial decision to raise health insurance premiums on state employees.
Last week this quasi-executive, quasi-legislative state agency – a symbol of our state’s unnecessary, duplicative bureaucracy – voted to reverse a budget appropriation reached [...]