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 [...]
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Today, the South Carolina Club for Growth Foundation released its 2012 Legislative Scorecards, awarding its “Taxpayer Hero” award to four Senators and five Representatives based on their voting records since January 2011.
Scorecard ratings (here) are based on a wide range of economic and good government issues, with a maximum 100 points possible. [...]
Dear Concerned South Carolinian,
In an earlier video (here) we showed how Senator Nikki Setzler claims to be a fiscal conservative but is far from it. Today we are releasing a video explaining that when Senator Nikki Setzler says he has family values, he should be a little more specific.
The video below shows that portions of Senator Setzler’s [...]
PER DIEM COSTS (AND POSSIBLY BIGGER PROBLEMS) MAY BE COMING BACK TO BITE NIKKI SETZLER
S.C. Senator Nikki Setlzer (D-Lexington) is charging Palmetto State taxpayers $131 for food and lodging expenses every time he attends a session of the S.C. General Assembly.
What’s wrong with billing taxpayers for these expenses, you may ask? Well, Setzler lives less [...]
GOOD CHOICES … TERRIBLE LOGIC
The South Carolina Club for Growth has waded into the 2012 general election, endorsing the State Senate campaigns of Katrina Shealy and DeeDee Vaughters. The only problem? The group endorsed an utterly worthless piece of “reform” legislation in the process.
Shealy, a petition candidate, is running against incumbent S.C. Sen. Jakie Knotts [...]
This spring hundreds of candidates were kicked off the ballot for a legal technicality which did not apply to incumbents.
Despite that setback, there is opportunity. The reform movement is poised to gain enough votes in the South Carolina Senate to allow passage of taxpayer friendly legislation that has languished for many years. This is [...]
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 [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Phillip Cease
June 7, 2010
South Carolina Club for Growth PAC Endorses Six More Candidates
COLUMBIA, SC -Today, South Carolina Club for Growth PAC announced their next endorsements for the 2012 primary season.
“Next week South Carolinians will go to the polls to choose the candidates for November. For too long candidates and incumbents have claimed [...]
Dear concerned South Carolinian,
Have you ever heard the phrase “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”? It’s a phrase that means there is more to someone than meets the eye.
Did you know that there is a wolf in sheep’s clothing representing you? For years, Senator Billy O’Dell has been saying one thing at home, but doing another [...]
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 [...]
May 31, 2011
Dear SC Club for Growth Members and Friends,
After years of waiting, a bill to create a Department of Administration (H.3066) is positioned for final passage in the Senate this week.
South Carolina is unique among the states in placing responsibility for critical back office functions – such as personnel, real estate, and technology – [...]