Saturday, May 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 ...
DOES PUNISHMENT FIT CRIME? South Carolina's Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has arrested two men in connection with the abuse of a baby alligator earlier this week. SCDNR arrested 20-year-old Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr. and 21-year-old Zachary Lloyd Brown - both...

Donald Trump Versus BMW

PRESIDENT PICKS ODD FIGHT ... U.S. President Donald Trump dropped a strange gauntlet during his trip to Europe this week, allegedly threatening to put a stop to the import of German cars and SUVs into the American market. “The Germans are...
MIDLANDS SEAT ATTRACTS ATTENTION Two "Republican" candidates from the Midlands region of South Carolina are eyeing a run for State Senate in the increasingly likely event a special election is on the horizon. S.C. Senate district 20 (map) - which includes parts of...
KEY METRIC HOLDS ... After three consecutive months of growth, South Carolina’s labor participation rate remained unchanged during the month of April - according to data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This critical employment metric...
REALLY? We haven't been in the business of defending U.S. president Donald Trump much lately.  He's disappointed us on several fronts (stumbling, bumbling and fumbling on multiple issues) and we've not hesitated to call him out for his failure. But Trump does...
WILL IT? Earlier this week, S.C. governor Henry McMaster announced the appointment of Sara Goldsby as director of the S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS). Big news?  Not really ... DAODAS is a relatively small agency.  In the...
BACKROOM DEALING? The new chairman of Charleston, South Carolina's county council is meeting behind closed doors with the new head of the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank (STIB) this week. According to our sources, county council chairman Vic Rawl met privately on Thursday...
BIG LEAD FOR GOP CANDIDATE "Republican" Ralph Norman - a former state lawmaker and wealthy developer - is cruising over his Democratic opponent in the special election for South Carolina's fifth congressional district. That's according to a new poll released this...
NO MORE GOVERNMENT MEDIA ... South Carolina lawmakers are debating how much money the state's educational television network (SCETV) should receive from the sale of $43.2 million worth of airwave space in the Greenville, S.C. market. According to reporter Cassie Cope of...
GAS TAX PREVIEW? We've covered a lot of corruption in South Carolina over the years, but the "passage" of a $1.2 billion tax increase in Richland County back in 2012 remains the most brazen example of it we've ever seen. For starters,...