Tuesday, July 25, 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 ...
CONTRACTS QUESTIONED ... Formal complaints are being prepared against South Carolina GOP gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton - and the two state agencies which awarded her consulting contracts following her resignation as director of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control...
WAS JUSTICE DONE? It's been over a year since the "Castle Killing" case in Greenville, South Carolina was closed.  For those of you who have already forgotten this drama, here's a quick recap ... At around 9:30 a.m. EDT on Saturday...
"FLAGGERS" BLAMED ... Several South Carolina elected officials are reportedly contemplating whether to do away with a Lowcountry landmark that has attracted hundreds of local artists - and hundreds of thousands of eyeballs - over the past three decades. We're referring...
TOM DAVIS FOR GOVERNOR The field for the 2018 "Republican" gubernatorial primary in South Carolina is far from set.  But in the event State Senator Tom Davis decides to jump into the race, he will have our vote ... and...
RURAL, RACIAL UPHEAVAL ... One of South Carolina's poorest-performing rural school districts is in the midst of a major power struggle, one that could come to a head this week. According to our sources, the embattled superintendent of the Marlboro County...
GOP PRIMARY BATTLE AHEAD? A group of political activists dubbing themselves "SC Centrists" want a state lawmaker from Pickens County, South Carolina to run against incumbent congressman Jeff Duncan. Duncan, himself a former state representative, has represented the Palmetto State's third congressional...
UTILITY SEEKS RATE INCREASES South Carolina's government-run utility Santee Cooper is proposing huge rate hikes over the next two years - prompting sharp rebukes from already cash-strapped Palmetto State consumers. Two million South Carolinians receive residential power from this taxpayer-owned utility,...
IDEOLOGICAL TIES ARE TOO BINDING ... Dear Editor, FITSNews is afflicted with the same infirmities that the liberal press has.  Ideology and litmus tests trump common sense.  The enemy of my enemy is my friend.  I agree we have no military...
ALSO, #SC2018 DRAMA ... There's an expansive article in this weekend's editions of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier generating buzz regarding the ongoing investigation into corruption in South Carolina state government. Not to mention the Palmetto State's upcoming "Republican" election for...
POOR PEOPLE, HIGH TAXES South Carolinians are among the poorest people in America – yet they pay the 17th highest sales tax in the country, according to a new report from the nonprofit Tax Foundation.  Is that fair?  Of course...