Meet the new boss…

Same as the old boss From The Nerve: By ROBERT MEYEROWITZ, January 26, 2017 In the course of several minutes Wednesday afternoon, while normal South Carolinians were eating their lunches or petting their pets or just doing their jobs, state senator Hugh Leatherman was the senate president pro tempore, the most powerful state position, and […]

Message From State Treasurer Curtis Loftis

An Urgent Message From State Treasurer Curtis Loftis… You have probably heard that the mismanaged pension system wants the General Assembly to remove me as their watchdog. They want to remove your advocate. They want the power for themselves. Their pension debt is $25 billion. It is as large as the state budget and the […]

PRESIDENT PRO TEM SHOULD FULFILL OATH, OR STEP DOWN –

REPRINT of Letter to the Editor from Senator Tom Davis; Page 7A; Island Packet, 12-13-2016 On Dec. 6, the Senate voted 34-9 to re-elect Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman as president pro tempore. Sen. Tom Davis entered a statement in the official Senate Journal to explain why he was one of the nine who voted […]

Tim Scott, Trey Gowdy join President elect Donald Trump transition team

From The Post Courier: By Maya T. Prabhu and Emma Dumain mprabhu@postandcourier.com edumain@postandcourier.com COLUMBIA — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy are among a number of people who have been added to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. Scott, R-S.C., is one of several vice chairmen named and Gowdy, R-S.C., will serve on […]

Gov. Haley to be Ambassador to UN

South Carolina governor and Trump critic Haley picked for U.N. job From Reuters: By Doina Chiacu, November 23, 2016 (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who has little foreign policy experience and who sharply criticized him during his election campaign, for the high-profile post of U.S. ambassador to […]

2018 SC Governor Tom Davis Calculus

WILL HE RUN? AND IF SO … AS WHAT? By FITS – November 10, 2016 We’ve written previously on efforts by libertarians to draft Republican S.C. Senator Tom Davis as their gubernatorial nominee in 2018. Meanwhile, Davis is among the top tier of GOP candidates eyeing the governor’s office in the June 2018 Republican primary. […]

Landess Speaks to Lawmakers on Second Amendment

October 30, 2016 As you may know, state lawmakers have recently held a series of public hearings on potential gun control measures. The fourth and final hearing was held on Thursday night. Once again, Policy Council members and allies showed up in large numbers and made sure their elected officials heard from them. SCPC president […]

The Gun Death ‘Epidemic’ and the 2nd Amendment

From the South Carolina Policy Council on Thursday, September 15, 2016 • SOUTH CAROLINA POLICYMAKERS HAVE A DUTY TO RESPOND WITH REASON, NOT FEAR State lawmakers are now holding public forums to consider whether the General Assembly should further restrict citizens’ Second Amendment rights. Here’s what South Carolinians should understand about the gun debate before […]

McMaster is ‘hoping to be in’ next South Carolina gov’s race

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster all but announced he’s running for governor again in two years, saying Thursday that he’s “hoping to be in” the 2018 race. BY MEG KINNARD, Associated Press, August 25, 2016 COLUMBIA, S.C. South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster all but announced he’s running for governor again in two years, […]

$21.5 Million Available for State Roads, But Going to Congressman’s Wish List

‘This congressman is still in Washington . . . I’ll just stop at that’ From The Nerve: By HANNAH HILL, August 23, 2016 Last week, the Department of Transportation Commission voted to spend $21.5 million of federal money on a list of projects associated with Congressman Jim Clyburn. The commission-approved project list looks very different […]

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