Vote411.org provides a list of the candidates you’ll have the option of voting for in South Carolina’s June 12 primaries, and where they stand on issues - if they responded to questions from the SC League of Women Voters. Too few have.
In a GOP-controlled Congress, GOP infighting has managed to sink a should-be-easy-to-pass farm bill. This near-sightedness demonstrates otherwise successful Republicans’ uncanny ability to never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
The best way to stop SCE&G from collecting the nuclear surcharge on power bills is for the SC Legislature to give the PSC more time to rule on the utility’s request, and empower ORS to subpoena documents from SCANA, Westinghouse, Bechtel.
Raising SC teacher pay is easiest way to fight the shortage that is leaving students without permanent teachers in the classroom. Giving teachers more respect, support and autonomy also would help, but that’s tougher to do.
So you're starting to age a little, approaching 70 or maybe past it, and now you're wondering what's so golden about the "golden years." Buck up. The most recent AARP Magazine offers dozens of reasons why you should not fear the 70s.
The SC House voted to boost solar energy, make it harder for SCE&G to charge us for the abandoned nuclear reactors, shut down sanctuary cities, defund abortion providers, bring back double-dippling. All in one day. In the state budget bill.
Disruption has hit every industry, from car transportation services to hotel lodging — and the White House. Donald Trump is a bull in the china shop disruptive agent of anti-globalist chaos and firm believer in realism’s international anarchy.
The SC Legislature ended its regular session without cleaning up the mess after SCE&G and Santee Cooper abandoned their nuclear construction project. Also no room to brag on education, taxes, ethics, but progress on a century-old problem.
Six months out from the first crucial midterm elections, both political parties are floundering for coherent messages, leaving the national stage to the reality-TV episodes of a White House occupied by Donald Trump, who isn't on the ballot.
SC governors could appoint the superintendent of education thanks to Thursday’s surprise vote in the Senate just minutes before the 2018 session of the Legislature ended. Voters will decide in November on amending the constitution.
SC voters will decide in November whether to let governors appoint the superintendent of education after the Senate approved a change reformers have supported for decades. It was the final action before the legislative session ended Thursday.
Better pay for SC teachers, to fight the teacher shortage, is the first priority of a lobbying effort by SC mainstream Christians through the SC Bishops Initiative of Lutheran, Methodist, CME, Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches.
Iran and the U.S. are in a full-fledged battle to exert more influence over the Middle East and to effect Israel’s status and survival. With President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the next phase of this battle has begun.
The Trump tax cuts mean many South Carolinians will pay more in state income taxes or pay their accountants more to prepare tax returns. If lawmakers conform SC taxes to federal taxes, they must agree how to prevent overall increases.
Columnist Andrew Malcolm examines the message within the briefing by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program. This is a compelling example of modern political persuasion at work through media.
SC legislators don’t get paid much, and they don’t get many government perks. But they do get to buy state health insurance, even after they retire or are voted out of office. Also after they retire, they get an incredible pension.