Thursday, March 30, 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 ...

Sex Scandal Alleged At VA

TAX DOLLARS ALLEGEDLY INVOLVED ... Our "Feel Free to Get Freaky" rule is pretty simple: We don't care who elected/ appointed officials (or bureaucrats) bump uglies with - either inside or outside the confines of their marriages. Seriously, we're libertarians. As long as...
STATUS QUO WINS AGAIN ... It frustrates us to no end, but the school choice issue appears to be stuck in neutral in South Carolina ... once again. Crazy, right? Absolutely.  Palmetto State lawmakers are perfectly willing to approve astronomical sums - $16,221 per...
CHRISTIAN SOURA RESIGNS ... South Carolina's top-ranking health care bureaucrat is leaving his post ... Christian Soura, former S.C. governor Nikki Haley’s choice to lead the Palmetto State's Medicaid agency, is stepping down effective early next month according to The (Columbia, S.C.)...
SENATOR NAMED "ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR" BY ADVOCACY GROUP In case you missed it, the medical marijuana debate at the S.C. State House - which should be a simple, straightforward, common sense "aye" vote - has devolved into chaos. As...
FRINGE CANDIDATE NO MORE? This website holds social conservative activist Sheri Few in low esteem - and we've said so on numerous occasions in the past.  We think she's a fraud and a panderer, and would never support her candidacy...
POLITICAL APPOINTEES WILL NEVER PROVIDE REAL ACCOUNTABILITY ... Much is being made of South Carolina's so-called "new" ethics commission - a panel of political appointees which is supposed to assume responsibility for policing members of the S.C. General Assembly and all...
PROBE-RELATED? S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson's spokesperson is leaving her job at the agency. Hayley Thrift Bledsoe - one of three young political operatives referred to within the agency as the "College Republicans" - is reportedly stepping down because her husband has...
LECHEROUS MAYOR DEFENDS "GOD COPPING" The (Columbia, S.C.) Free Times has an interesting story up this week in which Steve Benjamin - the mayor of South Carolina's capital city - defends spending more than $250,000 of taxpayer money to shut down...
AGENCY CITES SPECTER OF ONGOING INVESTIGATION ... By a 5-3 vote, the politically appointed board of the S.C. State Ports Authority (SCSPA) voted this week to suspend consulting contracts paid out to embattled neo-Confederate political advisor Richard Quinn. Quinn's firm - a.k.a. "The...
"POWER" BATTLE LOOMS ... Iconic American energy provider Westinghouse is bankrupt - a development which has dealt a major blow to the American nuclear power industry.  It's also a potentially severe hit for South Carolina, one of four states where Westinghouse's parent...