Columbia, SC – State Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D-Orangeburg) filed a letter with the House Ethics Committee on Wednesday asking for an advisory opinion on whether or not it is appropriate for a member of the South Carolina General Assembly to access the state plane to transport subcommittee witnesses, and if it is appropriate to receive [...]
South Carolina taxpayers would be able to see real-time flight information and find out who’s flying their friendly skies under legislation filed this week by S.C. Rep. Gary Simrill (R-Rock Hill).
Specifically, Simrill’s legislation would require the S.C. Aeronautics Commission to “post its flight logs on its website in real time.” That would permit the public [...]
Channeling Alanis Morrisette, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford used the state airplane Friday to travel across the state to a press conference …. where he bragged about how little he has used the state airplane.
“Isn’t it ironic? Don’tcha think?”
According to public flight data obtained by FITS, “Palmetto One” flew Sanford round-trip from Columbia to Conway, S.C. [...]
S.C. lawmakers who used the state plane to travel to a “legislative conference” in Winston-Salem, N.C. last weekend – with a registered lobbyist in tow – are now facing heat from their colleagues over the flight. Specifically, one of their fellow legislators is publicly chastising them while another is looking to pre-file legislation that would [...]
Former S.C. Majority Leader Jimmy Merrill (RINO-Charleston) led a delegation of lawmakers who flew on the state plane to a “legislative conference” in Winston-Salem, N.C. last weekend, according to documents obtained by FITS.
Joining Merrill on the state plane were S.C. Reps. Shannon Erickson (RINO-Beaufort), Anne Peterson-Hutto (D-Charleston) and Bill Herbkersman (R-Bluffton). Also flying on your [...]
There’s a scene in the movie Jerry Maguire in which the title character’s affinity for African-Americans is called into question by one of his clients, prompting an especially effusive response.
“I love black people!” the sports agent screams into his phone. “I’m Mr. Black People!”
Well, S.C. Governor Mark Sanford is “Mr. Black People,” people.
In fact, Sanford [...]