The number of American households on food stamps hit a record in January according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
A total of 23 million American households received the taxpayer-funded food subsidies – the latest peak in a steady expansion of the welfare program under the administrations of both George W. Bush and [...]
A leading limited government advocacy group is blasting S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley for her support of $83 million in new government health care spending for the coming fiscal year.
“In the middle of an intense battle to protect our state from ObamaCare, our flank is ambushed by Governor Haley,” says Talbert Black, leader of the Palmetto [...]
MEDICAID DEFICIT THREATENS TO THROW STATE BUDGET OUT OF BALANCE
“Never again,” S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley vowed last year when her health care agency came before a state budget panel begging for a $100 million bailout (the agency’s total bailout tab wound up being north of $225 million when it was all said and done).
Yet only [...]
HOW SOUTH CAROLINA BUREAUCRATS ARE COOKING THE BOOKS
As we reported exclusively last month, multiple sources at the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) tell FITS that the agency has been “cooking the books and supplying the federal government with false information” regarding its food stamp program. Specifically, the agency has been accused of deliberately misleading [...]
… BY PALMETTO STATE DEMOCRATS, ANYWAY
We’re not usually in the business of doing S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s dirty laundry, but in this case we’ll make an exception …
Why? Because fair’s fair.
Haley’s Medicaid agency – the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) – recently landed in hot water when one of its employees made [...]
… AND IS HALEY’S AGENCY COOKING THE BOOKS?
According to the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), the state’s increasingly costly Medicaid program “may” have issued as much as $406 million worth of improper payments between October 2009 to September 2010.
This bombshell announcement – made to little fanfare in January of this year – [...]
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GOP AND THE TEA PARTY
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Nearly a quarter million confidential Medicare and Medicaid records were improperly released to a private email address by an employee at the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) – the latest in a string of cabinet embarrassments for the administration of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.
The incident – believed to be the most serious [...]
How quickly does news published here on FITS travel around this state?
Pretty fast …
Late Wednesday evening, we reported on the story of Wade Hubbard, a mentally-ill sex offender whose release from a state hospital has been recommended by the S.C. Department of Mental Health (and approved by the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon [...]
By Phillip Shoopman || Last year, the voters in the Upstate and across the country spoke loudly that they wanted real reform and real conservative solutions to the spending habits and inefficient government practices both in Washington and in Columbia. The 2010 election was a revolution for a change in Washington to fix a system [...]
Last week’s announcement that Nephron Pharmaceuticals was investing $313 million (and bringing 707 new jobs) to Lexington County, S.C. was heralded as a major win for S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s administration.
“It’s another great day in South Carolina,” Haley said. “We celebrate Nephron Pharmaceuticals’ decision to locate its new manufacturing facility in the Midlands and create [...]