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.
It’s high school football season, and that typically marks the start of weekly touchdown club meetings in Greer.
A lot of kids will start school this week with a substitute teacher, or sharing a teacher in a too-crowded classroom. Again.
Addressing public education was a top issue during the 2019 legislative session, and will remain a priority when the General Assembly reconvenes next year.
Most encounters with the police end without any grabbing or pushing or shooting. When a so-called “officer-involved critical incident” occurs, it’s usually unavoidable.
The job of a reporter is straightforward, right? Just ask and report the five W’s and one H. Job done.
On the surface it sounds simple. Anyone can ask those questions, share the answers in print, online, or through whatever media channels they choose, and have pleased news receivers and news makers.
Well, this is a fine kettle of fish.
It’s probably not great news that nearly a quarter of Americans have no plans to retire, since that suggests that they’re not saving money to get them through their later years.
Most of us probably remember learning things in high school that we rarely if ever use as adults – like how to calculate the area of a trapezoid or how to solve a quadratic equation.
A school in Colorado Springs, Colorado was shuttered.
In Three Rivers, Oregon, the school board shortened the school year five days and laid off employees.