Post Tagged with: "South Carolina"

Searching for South Carolina Road Funding

November 16, 2014 8:22 AM
Searching for South Carolina Road Funding

The message seems to have finally gotten through to Columbia that South Carolina roads are in generally poor condition.

However, how to fix the problem, or more specifically how to fund the fix, elicits differing solutions but no consensus to date.

Gov. Nikki Haley has promised to unveil her “magic” road maintenance funding plan in January. So far, she has promised to not raise the gas tax and to veto any legislation doing so.

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Join Bravo for the Wounded Warrior Celebration with Thomas Ravenel

November 7, 2014 1:02 AM
Join Bravo for the Wounded Warrior Celebration with Thomas Ravenel

Over the course of my campaign, ensuring, our veterans receive the care they deserve is an issue I have taken close to heart. Hearing the stories of numerous veterans across the state instilled an enormous amount of respect for those who willingly volunteer their lives towards the continuation of our liberties and way of life, while stressing the moral obligation, we have to guarantee their access to the highest-quality of services.

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It’s a Great Day in South Carolina?

November 5, 2014 3:47 AM
It’s a Great Day in South Carolina?

It’s a great day in South Carolina!

It has to be.

Gov. Nikki Haley was reelected to a 2nd term in office by a 57% to 40% margin and incumbents around the state were swept back into office.

Many of the incumbents didn’t even have opponents to worry about in the general election.

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NEWS RELEASE: AG Alan Wilson joins 16 AG’s & Gov’s in wanting intrusive “Waters of the U. S.” proposal withdrawn

October 16, 2014 2:53 PM
NEWS RELEASE:  AG Alan Wilson joins 16 AG’s & Gov’s in wanting intrusive “Waters of the U. S.” proposal withdrawn

Attorney General Alan Wilson Joins Governors, Fellow AG’s in Wanting “Waters of the U. S.” Proposal Withdrawn

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) Attorney General Alan Wilson joined with sixteen governors and attorneys general in asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to withdraw their proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule.

On April 21, 2014, the EPA and Corps jointly released a proposed rule called Definition of Waters of the U.S. Under the Clean Water Act. It would greatly expand the definition of waters that fall under federal jurisdiction. Under the proposal, roadside ditches, small creeks, farm ponds, flood control channels, drainage conveyances and storm water systems would be subject to federal regulation. That, in turn, would impose new hardships on county governments, farmers, developers and small businesses.

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House Ethics Reform Subcommittees Announced

October 2, 2014 1:56 PM
House Ethics Reform Subcommittees Announced

SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     October 2, 2014                                                                                                         Contact: Greg Foster (803) 734-3125 gregfoster@schouse.gov   House Ethics Reform Subcommittees Announced Addressing new issues to further strengthen House’s reform efforts (Columbia, SC) – Today, House Speaker Pro Tempore Jay Lucas and Chairman Derham Cole […]

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The West Columbia Mayor Problem

7:00 AM
The West Columbia Mayor Problem

West Columbia voters said a resounding “NO” to a change in government Tuesday, defeating an attempt by supporters of Mayor Joe Owens to change the form of city government to a strong mayor type by a 2 to 1 margin.

Now the council must decide if there are further steps to be taken regarding some of Owens’ alleged actions while in office.

Since first taking office, Owens may have assumed the duties of a strong mayor and more, under the current council form of government, in violation of state law.

Owens, reportedly, unilaterally approved a $10,000 raise to former police Major Matt Edwards, something he is not allowed to do under the current council form of government. Edwards was subsequently dismissed from the department when his position was made redundant during a department reorganization and has filed a lawsuit.

Edwards was, reportedly, a leader in the effort to have the form of government changed to a strong mayor type which would have put Owens in charge of managing city services and the 200 employees of the city.

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