Thursday, July 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 ...
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES ... The South Carolina Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling this week affirming equal protection rights in relation to the state's criminal domestic violence statutes. In its ruling, the court concluded there was "no reasonable basis for providing protection...
CONTRACTS FORMALLY CHALLENGED ... We reported three days ago that a complaint would be filed with the S.C. State Fiscal Accountability Authority (SCSFAA)’s procurement services division over no-bid contracts awarded two years ago to current GOP gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton. Templeton...
GOVERNOR MOCKED ... National Democrats are taking note of the changing calculus in the 2018 "Republican" gubernatorial race in South Carolina.  Specifically, they are downright giddy over the declining fortunes of incumbent GOP governor Henry McMaster, who has seen his...
GADFLY TO APPEAL RULING As this website’s founding editor Will Folks prepares to challenge the constitutionality of a massive tax hike passed by South Carolina's "Republican" lawmakers earlier this year, another court case involving a previously approved GOP "Roads Bill"...
INVESTMENT WILL PAY DIVIDENDS Dear Editor, I glanced over your recent articles about the Columbia (S.C.) Metro Police ice cream truck and would like to encourage you and your readers to consider a few alternative perspectives. I will concede that government purchasing a...
FIELD GROWS ... South Carolina lieutenant governor Kevin Bryant has called a press conference for Friday morning in his hometown of Anderson, S.C. for the purpose of "announcing his plans for the 2018 election year." According to sources familiar with...
SAME-SEX COUPLES TRIUMPH ... Over the objections of scandal-scarred South Carolina attorney general Alan Wilson, the Palmetto State's Supreme Court has issued a potentially groundbreaking ruling regarding the legal rights of people in same-sex relationships. The case - Jane Doe v....
SCOOPS UP! We filed a report yesterday on the city of Columbia, S.C. police department purchasing a Ford van for the purposes of doling out free ice cream to kids in low-income neighborhoods. It's apparently part of the department's "community policing" efforts...
GET READY ... Today, I've reached a big decision - one I believe will have far-reaching implications for the citizens and taxpayers of South Carolina.  And while there are are plenty of attendant details yet to be settled as to...
CROWDED (GOP) HOUSE ... The 2018 "Republican" governor's race in South Carolina has been one wild and crazy ride ... and it isn't even 2018 yet. First there was a crowded field.  Then it became a one-person race.  Now the field...