Addressing public education was a top issue during the 2019 legislative session, and will remain a priority when the General Assembly reconvenes next year.
The upside to electronic voting is that it’s fast and easy to tabulate the votes. It was supposed to be much more reliable than paper ballots — that’s why South Carolina and so many other states went through an electronic-voting phase, which is now coming to an end — but it turned out not to be.
They’re a staple of the incumbent politician’s toolkit: the countless recognitions, resolutions, proclamations, ribbon-cuttings, and photo-ops which are more ceremonial than anything else, but which nonetheless pay dividends for elected officials.
Love makes the world go ‘round, it is said, but it’s money that greases its spin. When news arrives of a weakening economy, some looking out through the wrong end of binoculars can mistake a fly in the ointment for a wallet-ravaging behemoth. With proper perspective, there can be little doubt the U.S.
South Carolina needs to outlaw the cruel tethering of animals.
The headlines you’ll read on the front page of today’s Greer Citizen aren’t common.
In fact, they’re the opposite of what you’re probably used to seeing.
That’s the best way to describe a recent decision to cancel next year’s South Carolina Republican presidential primary.
First, let’s acknowledge the obvious: All is not well in South Carolina’s prison system.
Its troubles have been pretty well-documented over the past few years, from inmates acquiring contraband – such as cell phones, drugs and weapons – to a deadly riot last year at the Bishopville prison.
How should we elect the President of the United States? This was a settled question for most of American history, but today the system is under attack.
Here’s some good news: the books were recently closed for the fiscal year that ended June 30, and even after some additional “contingent” spending at year-end the state finished with $350 million in surplus revenues. Annual tax revenue totaled $8.8 billion, an increase of 8.6 percent over last year.