A federal judge refused to block a temporary cut to SC customers’ monthly SCE&G power bills. But the big fight is over what the utility, and Dominion Energy if the merger goes through, can charge for the next 20 years.
The SC race for governor needs to be about improving education, ethics, accountability and the economy in South Carolina, not about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or any federal issue, over which governors have no control.
SC electric cooperatives are making changes to prevent problems like we saw at Tri-County, where members are demanding the resignation of board members. It’s essential for members to participate in co-op self-governance.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has withstood challenges to her leadership from her own party. But with the calculus changed in Trump’s Washington, even a blue wave in November wouldn’t give her a sure thing.
South Carolina is struggling to fill all its classrooms with qualified teachers because the state doesn’t pay them enough, doesn’t given them the autonomy to do their job and doesn’t prepare them well enough.
South Carolina’s laws against littering should become more effective and enforceable with approval of amendments in 2018. Revising the laws was needed to give officers and the courts greater flexibility in the prosecution of litter cases.
USC is fighting rising student debt by pushing students to graduate in four years or less, instead of the standard six years, President Harris Pastides says. That reduces the impact of annual tuition increases.
SC cops fired for misconduct can no longer go to work for another law enforcement department under a new state law. The law also makes it easier for police officers to clear their names when they’re wrongly accused.
Watch for the Democratic split to deepen and widen as the party’s 2020 presidential wannabes, likely an even larger field than the 17 contenders Republicans struggled with in 2016, begin their public maneuvering.