And Another Thing
Posted by Warren Bolton on November 3, 2014
IT’S ELECTION TIME, when every day citizens get to make a direct difference in how their government — whether federal, state or local — is run. Unfortunately, far too many check out and fail to vote.
But the stakes are too high for people to just sit out elections. No, we won’t be choosing a president on Tuesday, but the fact is that state and local governments — city and county councils as well as school boards in particular — are the closest to the people, making sometimes weekly decisions that affect residents’ everyday lives.
We’ve got a governor to choose on Tuesday. And just in Richland and Lexington counties, there are legislative races to choose representatives who will help make state laws as well as levy taxes and fees and set the state's multi-billion-dollar budget.
Posted by Warren Bolton on October 22, 2014
DON WEAVER’S CLAIM that Richland County Council Chairman Norman Jackson “was ultimately responsible for fixing the 2012 Election Day fiasco” and “did nothing” might be pretty damaging. If it was true. It’s not.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on September 22, 2014
WHEN HOUSE Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas rolled out his latest ad hoc study committee last week, panel chairman Murrell Smith praised him for “proactively appointing this diverse Committee to make sure such a major undertaking is done right,” noting that “building momentum is just as important as identifying and instituting the right reforms.”
Posted by Warren Bolton on September 8, 2014
The members of the Richland County legislative delegation who reappointed Adell Adams to the county elections commission, saying they value “institutional knowledge” must be struggling with recollection themselves.
Posted by Warren Bolton on September 2, 2014
Anyone who failed to vote in the June primaries practically missed out on all the county-level races in Lexington and Richland counties. Most of the county council and countywide races that were contested — and a good bit weren’t — were contended for during the primary. With no challenger from an opposing party on Nov. 4, the June winners will assume those offices.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on August 22, 2014
I like George Will. Don’t always agree with him, and find a couple of his positions maddening, but I think he’s very logical and very smart and presents his arguments very effectively and, here’s the really important thing, presents his arguments honestly.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on August 7, 2014
On Tuesday, we ran an editorial calling on the state’s Constitutional Ballot Commission to write easy-to-understand explanations to add to the November ballots for the two constitutional amendments we’ll be voting on.