Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Breaking news and analysis from our home state of South Carolina. Click on the links below to follow Palmetto State government and politics from a decidedly pro-free market, pro-taxpayer perspective ...
FISCAL CONSERVATIVES ROUTED ... In each of the past two years, S.C. Senator Tom Davis of Beaufort County has been able to successfully block proposed gas tax hikes in the State Senate. Not this year ... Davis' attempt to filibuster a massive five-year, $1.8 billion tax...
LAWMAKERS NEGOTIATE IN SECRET TO BENEFIT LIBERAL SPECIAL INTEREST Ready for another example of how powerful special interests control politicians in South Carolina - getting them to manipulate state law at the expense of the consumer? Yeah, we wish we didn't have another example of...

Commie Charleston SC

EMINENT DOMAIN ABUSE ... The city of Charleston, S.C. wants to force a private property owner to unload a prime real estate asset so that it can build a park. According to WCSC TV-5 (CBS - Charleston) the property coveted by the city...
MORE "SOUTH CAROLINA JUSTICE?" The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is facing criticism after failing to administer a breathalyzer examination or perform blood work on those involved in a fatal boat collision that took place on Lake Murray last Friday. The...
GETTING RICH OFF GOVERNMENT ... A so-called "Republican" consultant with close ties to powerful S.C. Senator Hugh Leatherman is raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from yet another quasi-governmental entity. According to reporter Robert Meyerowitz of The Nerve - a Columbia, S.C.-...

Five Points In Decline

ONCE-THRIVING DISTRICT IS LOSING BUSINESSES ... There's been no shortage of sad news recently regarding the Five Points region of downtown Columbia, S.C.  Three restaurants in this once-thriving shopping district have recently closed: El Burrito (one of our founding editor’s...
KEN GLASSON COULD FACE CHARGES ... Former Mount Pleasant, S.C. town councilman (and first congressional district candidate) Ken Glasson is in hot water after an alleged incident at a beach house on Seabrook Island earlier this month. Details are sketchy at this point,...
PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS TAX REFORMERS, NOT TAX-HIKERS ... High taxes are hurting small businesses and hardworking families across our country - and across South Carolina's fifth congressional district.  Too often in Washington, D.C. politicians pass stale 'tax reform' that helps special...
SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR BOWS TO STATUS QUO ... S.C. governor Henry McMaster has signed a pension "reform" bill that amounts to a massive annual tax hike on dirt poor Palmetto State taxpayers.  The legislation (H. 3726) - which we encouraged the...
STATE SENATOR WON'T FACE "FORCIBLE FONDLING" INDICTMENT ... With gallons of ink being expended on #ProbeGate - an ongoing criminal investigation into corruption in South Carolina state government - it's been easy to forget that there are other pending cases...