It is true that there are probably more urgent things to talk about than the removal of six books by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) from the market. They are not being banned or burned, just not reproduced going forward.
The SC House is debating fiscal 2022 state budget, considering a plan that’s at least $1 billion bigger than the budget in effect when the COVID-19 pandemic hit South Carolina.
And that doesn’t include billions more in recently awarded federal COVID-relief funding for the Palmetto State, much it for K-12 schools.
When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.”
That’s human nature, particularly for officials in the public eye who may have to run for office again. No one wants to be held directly responsible for letting the public down.
Democrats have passed what the White House has declared “the most progressive bill in history,” where only 9% of the nearly $2 trillion in spending is dedicated to coronavirus relief and the other 91% goes to money for the arts, humanities, transportation, abortion, loan forgiveness for students and “socially disadvantaged farmers,” whatever tha
In South Carolina, it’s still illegal to challenge someone to a duel with a sword, pistol or other deadly weapon.
South Carolina is moving to Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution and improving its eligibility requirements.
This is good news for a state that has been in Phase 1a since late 2020.
Throughout the pandemic, we have been warning readers to look beyond the laudatory media coverage of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to see how abysmally he has actually been handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, we learned that the mass death he inflicted on his state’s nursing homes was much worse than we thought.
A Spartanburg County lawmaker has proposed legislation that would establish base pay for members of a local school board.
It’s not the first time in recent years that a county delegation, made up House and Senate members representing that county, has inserted itself into local school board matters.
No expense should be spared in the battle to defeat COVID-19, but the pandemic should not serve as an excuse for unbridled government bailouts. While federal dollars necessarily flow freely to fund life-saving vaccines, debts accumulated by the nation’s students don’t deserve the same emergency treatment.
A state House proposal would send an additional $63 million out of state surplus funds to the Department of Health and Environmental Control to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations and continue testing statewide.