SC Gov Henry McMaster vetoed a bill extending tax breaks for revitalizing abandoned buildings after the Legislature attached unrelated tax give-aways, saying it violated the state constituiton’s single-subject rule.
SCE&G power bills will drop under the law the SC Legislature passed. But that’s just one problem from the VC Summer nuclear disaster. Lawmakers also need to reform the PSC and Santee Cooper and themselves.
The race between Henry McMaster and James Smith for governor guarantees that South Carolina will elect the first chief executive from Richland County since Wade Hampton won from his adopted home county in 1878.
SC governors will be able to appoint future superintendents of education, but only if voters agree in a November referendum to change the constitution, which requires the public election of the state’s top education official.
The SC Department of Social Services was more problem than solution when Susan Alford became director in 2015. But she worked to solve problems and make lives better for the children that DSS is responsible for protecting.
Tax-free online shopping was most unfair sales tax exemption in South Carolina and one of the biggest threats to the stability of our tax system, but the Legislature did nothing to reduce its impact. The US Supreme Court just fixed that.