Politics & Government

Letters to the Editor

What do hurricane evacuations mean for state budget?

Is it possible for The State to question Gov. McMaster on how the state budget will be affected by his overly-cautious decision to evacuate the coastal counties and close schools across the state? I think it would be an important line of questioning in establishing the motives behind Gov. McMaster’s decision. Was he using the hurricane to bolster his image by “acting decisively” like former Gov. Nikki Haley? Will there be shortfalls in the budget that come out of the possible funding allocated to teacher raises? Has FEMA provided the bulk of funding that provides for road closures, infrastructure inspection and repair, or has Gov. McMaster just cost the taxpayers more than they are willing to pay for a “near-disaster”?

Get to know Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday night. Born in Washington, D.C., Kavanaugh has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit since 2006.