Proceeds from a $600 million settlement with the federal government over plutonium storage in South Carolina weren’t included in any state budget versions crafted by lawmakers for the upcoming fiscal year. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t planning to spend the massive windfall.
“Fairness is overrated,” NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt reported on his show in recent months.
Local governments in South Carolina are expected to collectively receive hundreds of millions more in federal COVID-19 relief funding, though what exactly that money can be spent on is unclear.
Since the founding of America, more than 1 million people have died in service of our country.
They came from all walks of life, and regardless of their background, it’s a safe assumption that they hoped, in some way, to make the lives of their loved ones a little better, a little safer, a little freer.
Through March, a special fund created with the state gas-tax-hike law had a cash balance of nearly $824 million and racked up more than $26 million in investment earnings on surpluses since July 2017, records show.
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution consists of only 27 words, yet arguments over their meaning fill volumes that cause bookshelves to groan under their load of legal argle-bargle. A reinvigorated era of assault on firearms encouraged by President Biden is already worsening the weight.
Late last week, Colonial Pipeline was hit by a ransomware attack in which unauthorized parties gain access to a computer system and hold it hostage until a ransom is paid. The attack caused the pipeline system to shut down, which interrupted flows of liquid fuels to major cities in the Southeast and Northeast.
As a candidate for president, Joe Biden promised to “build back better” the America we knew before the pandemic lockdowns sent the economy into a tailspin. Now that he’s in office, he seems more interested in bringing back “big government.”
Over the past three years, the S.C. Department of Transportation denied a total of nearly 2,300 pothole-damage claims filed by motorists statewide – more than half of all such requests received during the period.
One could certainly argue that the South Carolina Highway Patrol should have better things to do with its time than to set aside a special week targeting litterers along the state’s highways.