April 4, 2011
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STATE TREASURER CURTIS LOFTIS PRESENTS $66,000 UNCLAIMED PROPERTY CHECK
Man finds more than $70,000 for friends and relatives by using Treasurer’s website.
(Columbia, SC) – Today State Treasurer Curtis Loftis presented a check for $66,481.39 which had gone unclaimed. A [...]
April 4, 2011
“Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” – Matthew 5:37
Wait … are we quoting the Holy Scriptures?
Yes … but in our defense we’re not beating our Bibles. And there’s no storm cloud overhead threatening a lightning strike …
Anyway, that passage from the Gospel of [...]
Despite numerous early stumbles, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley remains the darling of the South Carolina Tea Party movement … for now.
But how long can she hold onto that mantle?
When will the staff pay raises, “transparent” hypocrisy, multiple Medicaid bailouts, secret pension fund deals and tacit support of Obamacare start dragging down her Tea Party support? [...]
South Carolina’s “cash-strapped” public schools have more than $180 million in unspent “stimulus” funds to play with … or do they?
That question was raised earlier this week when State Treasurer Curtis Loftis posted a pair of spreadsheets to his web site. The spreadsheets showed various state agencies sitting on more than $221 million in “stimulus” [...]
High political drama, new bureaucratic positions and the looming threat of an ill-advised takeover of the state’s pension fund … such are the ingredients of South Carolina’s ongoing “Pension-Gate” scandal.
Ready for the latest?
Gov. Nikki Haley’s controversial choice to run the S.C. Retirement System will be paid $127,551 per year, which is approximately what his predecessor [...]
South Carolina lawmakers talked plenty of trash about Gov. Nikki Haley‘s legislative report cards, but the truth is they are bowing to her agenda after being flooded with glowing press reports from the governor’s recent publicity tour.
That surprises us … because Haley’s “Re-join the Movement” tour has been a mixed bag (at best).
In Greenville, S.C., [...]
We didn’t think it was possible for anyone to be more aggressive than us in assailing the University of South Carolina for its effrontery with your tax dollars.
Seriously … check the record. We bash USC on an almost daily basis around here (and deservedly so).
Apparently, S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis wants to give us a run [...]
South Carolina lawmakers have been patting themselves on the back this year for passing “tort reform” and “advancing transparency,” but when it comes to serving the Palmetto state’s liberal trial lawyer lobby, they are once again operating in the shadows.
In fact, the State Senate is about to ram through “anti-tort reform” legislation with far-reaching implications [...]
S.C. Retirement Systems executive director Peggy Boykin was terminated for her opposition to a controversial investment scheme that would have funneled state investments into a new “private company” with no transparency or accountability, sources tell FITS.
Meanwhile, the appointment of Boykin’s replacement – retired CPA William Blume – suggests that a deal has been struck between [...]
The battle between S.C. Ways and Means Chairman Danny Cooper (RINO-Anderson) and state Budget and Control Board (B&CB) executive director Eleanor Kitzman is raging on …
According to emails obtained by FITS, the acrimonious sniping between the two prominent Palmetto politicos intensified shortly after we published our explosive report Monday afternoon regarding a caustic letter sent [...]
South Carolina’s Medicaid agency has received another taxpayer-funded bailout from Gov. Nikki Haley and her “Republican” allies on the S.C. Budget and Control Board (B&CB).
This bailout – totaling $100 million – comes just six weeks after Haley and the B&CB gave the agency an initial $100 million bailout.
Even worse, the tab is still open … [...]
Who is South Carolina’s “Biggest (Political) Loser?”
In their first few weeks in office, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and Lt. Gov. Ken Ard both appear to be doing everything within their power to claim this not-so-coveted “distinction” for themselves.
Ard has been in office less than sixty days is already facing more than 100 ethics violations … [...]