Tuesday, May 23, 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 ...
The S.C. Election Commission (SCVotes.org) has released dates for a special legislative election in Spartanburg County, S.C. According to the agency, voters in S.C. House district 31 (map) will go to the polls to choose their new representative on September...
GADFLY CLAIMS LAW VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION ... South Carolina's newly minted gasoline tax increase - which is scheduled to begin draining money from Palmetto State motorists beginning on July 1 - could face a court challenge before it takes effect. Good...
RALPH NORMAN MAINTAINS 221-VOTE LEAD ... Former South Carolina state lawmaker Ralph Norman took another step toward becoming the "Republican" nominee for the Palmetto State's vacant fifth congressional district on Thursday when all eleven counties participating in this week's GOP...
APPOINTEE TO SAFEGUARD STATE'S INFORMATION SECURITY ... South Carolina governor Henry McMaster announced the appointment of a cybersecurity czar to manage the Palmetto State's critical network infrastructure assets this week. Bruce Smalley, an information technology officer with the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division...
GOP CONGRESSIONAL RUNOFF STILL HEADED TO RECOUNT ... Former South Carolina lawmaker Ralph Norman has gained eighteen votes in his "Republican" runoff battle with S.C. speaker pro tempore Tommy Pope. That's according to the final unofficial tally of yesterday's winner-take-all GOP battle...
"BABY MOMMA" IDENTIFIED ... Former South Carolina lawmaker and influential infrastructure appointee Chip Limehouse is facing a further escalation of his "baby momma drama" after pictures of his  infant daughter surfaced on the social media page of his teenage daughter...
COUNCIL MEMBERS TRY TO BLOCK DUBIOUS "RECREATION" FUNDS Last month we brought our readers the story of some good ol' boy taxpayer fleecing in Pickens County - a picturesque region in the rural South Carolina Upstate. That story revolved around the...
SYSTEM FULLY OPERATIONAL AFTER SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ... We ran an item earlier this week addressing the "routine maintenance" of the primary web portal for South Carolina's $29 billion state government.  The scheduled maintenance - which began last Friday and was...
THREE GETTING READY? One for the money, two for the show ... three to get ready?  South Carolina's 2018 gubernatorial election - which a few short months ago seemed likely to be a coronation of incumbent "Republican" Henry McMaster - has instead...
WHERE WILL THE HAMMER FALL NEXT? Yesterday's indictment of South Carolina lawmaker Rick Quinn - long-anticipated in Palmetto political circles - has dramatically elevated the stakes of an ongoing criminal investigation into corruption at the S.C. State House. "Another shoe drops,"...