Friday, May 26, 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 ...
INVALID HALL PASSES ... As the ongoing criminal investigation into public corruption in South Carolina state government picks up steam, one of the key arguments being advanced by those under indictment seems to be that their activities were pre-sanctioned. That is, that...
AMIDST "BLACK BIKE WEEK ..." The chief of police of the city of Myrtle Beach, S.C. abruptly announced his retirement just days before one of the area’s most challenging law enforcement events was set to commence. Warren Gall is stepping down...
Dear Editor, It's amazing how the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (SDCJJ) was crucified the past two years while Rome (the S.C. Department of Corrections) burned away next door.  No one bothered to take note when inmates escaped, when an...
GOP RACE DECIDED ... A mandatory recount of votes from this week's "Republican" runoff in the South Carolina fifth congressional district has been completed - and former state lawmaker Ralph Norman has been certified as the winner of the GOP nomination. According to...
SHOULD YOU HELP? A lobbying group that purports to advocate on behalf of South Carolina's sheriffs is asking for your financial support. So ... should you give it to them? According to a series of press releases prepared by the S.C. Sheriffs' Association, this...
RAISING THE STAKES ... A week ago, this website exclusively reported that those currently under the microscope in an ongoing criminal investigation of corruption at the South Carolina State House were seeking to "remove the special prosecutor who is investigating them." This information...
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...