The General Assembly recently turned down a request from the State Election Commission and Gov. Henry McMaster to expedite the replacement of the state’s aging voting machines, providing only $4 million of a $20 million request to get going on a project expected to cost about $50 million over two years.
It’s easy to look at this Memorial Day and be grateful for a long weekend to get away from work, relax, have a cookout or do something else you enjoy.
Everyone looks forward to a holiday weekend, but please don’t forget that this is also a time to remember those who paid the ultimate price--in service to their country.
Public education is one of the state’s primary responsibilities, and one of its major struggles, but South Carolina’s top elected official has little influence over it. That thankfully could change this fall.
Over the next several weeks, men and women aspiring to elected office will likely be filling up your mailbox and knocking on your door. Many will talk of “protecting the taxpayers,” or offer some similar claim in pursuit of your vote.
One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury—whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike.
Anyone who doubts that Barbara Pierce Bush was a force in her own right never saw her speak live. On one occasion we caught her at an event at Texas A&M University where the crowd roared to life the moment the emcee said, “And here she is, the Silver Fox herself.”
It’s easy for prisoners to be out of sight, out of mind, until an explosion of violence like the tragedy at Lee Correctional Institution that left seven inmates dead and 17 others hospitalized. The carnage highlights the critical need to fill vacant guard positions and to speed up much-needed reforms.
Mark Zuckerberg rightly faces a congressional grilling this week about Facebook’s failure to protect users’ personal information. It is high time that Congress addressed the issue of internet privacy, but it won’t be the first time Mr. Zuckerberg and his company have faced federal scrutiny.
These are some of the words and phrases being used to criticize a recent statement from some of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s television outlets.
Earlier this month, a number of freshman lawmakers filed legislation to call a convention to amend the South Carolina Constitution.