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You are being ignored!

Your South Carolina Senator is ignoring you! The Senate has been debating the Department of Administration bill, H3066, for three weeks. It has been amended five times. There has not been one single recorded vote. Thank you for contacting your Senator multiple times to tell him to implement the recommendations of the South Carolina Policy […]

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Victory over I-95 Corridor Authority!

You did it again!! Tuesday, January 10th, the South Carolina House of Representatives voted to sustain the governor’s veto of the I-95 Corridor Authority.  The vote was 76 – 47. Your emails and phone calls put a stop to one of the largest increases in government control and spending in recent South Carolina history. Remember, […]

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They’re baaack!

Friends of South Carolina, It’s that time again!  Legislators are back in session. Everyone did a good job last year writing emails, calling, and attending legislative sessions!  Now it’s time for another round. S211, the bill creating I-95 Corridor Authority, is on the official House calendar for Tuesday, January 10th. Please call your representative one […]

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Minions or Heroes?

Friends of South Carolina, Today, I don’t have time to write much, so this is short and to the point. Below is a list of eleven Representatives. Are they heroes for the people of South Carolina? Are they minions of Leatherman and Harrell? Who can tell? I only ask, because they have not made a […]

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Bill Would Put More Teeth, Transparency in Incentives Deals

If you ask S.C. Rep. Thad Viers, he’ll tell you that it was mainly for philosophical reasons that he voted earlier this year against offering a controversial state sales-tax collection exemption to Internet retail giant Amazon.com. “My philosophy is that I don’t think government should pick winners or losers in the marketplace,” the Horry County Republican […]

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Faith in Government?

Dear Friend of South Carolina, The good news is we almost have the votes needed to stop one of the biggest increases in government control and authority in a generation! The bad news is we still have too many Republicans members of the South Carolina House who put their faith in government. The vote on […]

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Financial Coercion

How the federal government decides who receives unemployment benefits Last month, we highlighted various ways in which South Carolina finds itself using state tax dollars for federal priorities. Usually what happens is this: The federal government promises the state money on the condition that the state pay a sizeable proportion of the costs, and state […]

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Who is pulling the strings?

More than a third of our budget depends on a source that’s headed for financial ruin. The federal government is now $14 trillion in debt and running a $1.3 trillion deficit. That’s bad news for South Carolina. In 2011, South Carolina lawmakers passed a budget that was 39 percent federal money. South Carolina raked in […]

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Back Door Power Abuse; The I-95 Corridor Authority

How does an obscure study by on out of state think tank become the law of the land? In South Carolina, Hugh Leatherman teams up with his Democratic buddies to create a new government agency tasked with implementing it, that’s how! You read that right!  Republican (in name at least) Hugh Leatherman teamed up with […]

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SC House members padding pockets, too

  As an addendum to yesterdays post on Senators padding their pockets, here are the House members who are on the same gravy train, collecting pensions while still serving in the SC House. The State published the names of nine SC House members as follows. Let’s give them the retirement they deserve! Remember these lawmakers […]

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