S.C. Rep. Beth Bernstein (D-Richland) doesn’t seem particularly interested in “walking the walk” when it comes to ethics reform at the S.C. State House … which is a shame. We endorsed Bernstein – and had high hopes for her – but so far her commitment to doing the right thing in state government seems limited to doing [...]
First of all, there shouldn’t even be a “Women’s Caucus” in the S.C. General Assembly – nor a “Black Caucus” for that matter. The expenditure of tax dollars on gender- or race-specific entities in any branch of state government is ridiculous and unnecessary in this day and age – no matter what certain irascible vaginas [...]
FISCAL LIBERALS DOMINATE PALMETTO STATE’S “GOP-CONTROLLED” HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Last week we took a look at the abysmal scores recorded by “Republican” members of the S.C. Senate on the S.C. Club for Growth’s 2012 legislative scorecards. This week we look at the scores put up by the S.C. House of Representatives – which is also controlled (in [...]
South Carolina ranks dead last nationally in the number of women serving in its state legislature – something S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne (RINO – Summerville) wants to fix.
Horne is working with the Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics to raise awareness of the need for more women in politics – something that S.C. Gov. Nikki [...]
By FITSNews || S.C. Rep. Shannon Erickson had a simple job … just raise her hand and “object” whenever fellow S.C. Rep. Bill Herbkersman attempted to recall a bill that would grant millions of dollars in incentives to a controversial “Mega Mall.”
Seriously … a five-year old could do that.
Somehow, though, Erickson dropped the ball – [...]
A state lawmaker who flew with former GOP Majority Leader Jimmy Merrill on the state plane to a legislative “conference” in Winston-Salem, N.C. is now asking her colleagues to refuse any food or travel reimbursements for this week’s special session of the S.C. General Assembly, prompting several of her colleagues to cry foul.
“Hypocrisy,” one lawmaker [...]
A little over a week after serving as a very expensive taxpayer-funded taxi to a legislative boozefest in Winston-Salem, N.C. (just five hours away by car), South Carolina’s state-owned Beechcraft King Air is once again flying your friendly skies.
According to public flight data obtained by FITS, “Palmetto One” has been logging several short hops across [...]
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 [...]