And Another Thing
Posted by Warren Bolton on March 6, 2015
It’s great to see President Barack Obama in Columbia on this partly cloudy, slightly chilly Friday. He’s spending a few hours in the capital city, where he’ll be speaking at Benedict College.
It’s Mr. Obama’s first visit to the Palmetto State since he’s been president. It’s about time. South Carolina wasn’t just due a visit, it was owed one.
After all, it’s South Carolina that gave Mr. Obama a landslide victory in the 2008 S.C. Democratic primary, a much-needed momentum boost going into what was dubbed as Tsunami Tuesday. Mr. Obama flogged Hillary Clinton and others from the Upstate to the Midlands to the Lowcountry to the coast.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on March 3, 2015
When I was writing my column about Chem-Nuclear’s latest attempt to have its way with our Legislature, I came across an editorial I wrote in 2007 about what then was the company’s latest attempt to … have its way with our Legislature.
Posted by Warren Bolton on February 18, 2015
With S.C. State University millions of dollars in debt and its accreditation threatened, some lawmakers have proposed closing the school for two years, a bad idea that has rallied S.C. State supporters and drawn strong rebuke.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on February 16, 2015
One of the frustrating things about the S.C. Senate is that it rarely takes votes that tell you where senators stand. Wednesday’s defeat of a plan to let an independent body review legislators’ compliance with the ethics law was an exception. Of course, as with all things Senate, it’s not entirely straightforward.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on February 2, 2015
If you follow SC Gov. Nikki Haley on Facebook, or if you’re on her email list, you know that The Aiken Standard endorsed her plan to raise the state gas tax by a little and lower the state income tax by a lot in the name of repairing the state’s crumbling roads and bridges.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on January 16, 2015
The 2015 legislative session is just three days old, and already we’re halfway to removing disgraced former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts’ name from a boat landing on the Saluda River.