NIKKI HALEY’S ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MICROSCOPE … AGAIN
That didn’t take long …
One day after this website reported exclusively on a riot at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ), state lawmakers are launching an investigation into the troubled agency … which is part of governor Nikki Haley‘s cabinet.
The investigation will be conducted by the S.C. House legislative oversight committee – which is chaired by S.C. Rep. Weston Newton.
Sources close to the committee tell us Newton has already sent a letter to Haley informing her of the upcoming investigation – and that hearings will be scheduled soon.
Does Haley care? Um … probably not. Her mind is elsewhere.
But there are clearly serious problems at this agency … and lawmakers want to take a look under the hood to see what’s going on.
Problems in Haley’s cabinet are nothing new: Various scandals forced the resignations of multiple cabinet directors during her first term in office – including Abraham Turner at the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW), Jim Etter at the S.C. Department of Revenue (SCDOR), Robert St. Onge of the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT), Lillian Koller of the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) and Kela Thomas of the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS).
Each of these “leaders” went down under duress … and several of them lost their jobs thanks to scandals originating on this website.
Anyway, stay tuned … Newton’s committee has broad statutory authority, subpoena power and the ability to attract significant media attention.