south carolina

Patrick Gentry
May 15, 2017 - 5:04 pm
It’s been a long time coming, but the South Carolina Legislature passed a Freedom of Information reform bill last week that gives South Carolinians faster and cheaper access to public documents. The new law reduces the time an agency has to respond to a request from 15 days to 10 days. And it...
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The Tara Show
May 09, 2017 - 10:45 am
Legislators sold the gas tax as being necessary for road repairs, but the legislation doesn't guarantee the money will be used for that. They promised the money would go for roads, but then traded using some of the gas tax money to pay for free college tuition to the Democrats to buy their votes...
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The Tara Show
May 05, 2017 - 4:16 pm
Looks like the Columbia Road Cartel's gas tax compromise committe has opted for the higher 12 cent gas tax rate. Funny how in Columbia, raising your taxes by the highest amount possible is what they consider to be "compromising." Now the question is whether they can make the Senate happy enough to...
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Patrick Gentry
April 07, 2017 - 3:27 pm
One bill would allow first responders to carry guns into schools and the other would allow for open carry and requiring no permit. The 'Constitutional Carry’ bill would change the law in South Carolina to no longer require gun training under the Concealed Weapons Permit, allowing for no permit at...
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The Tara Show
April 06, 2017 - 7:21 pm
Ever feel like you live in Vermont, or California? It's not your imagination. This is supposed to be a red state, but it seems all government bodies around here do is attempt to figure out how to raise taxes, even if that means breaking the rules .... or the law. Now the Greenville City Council is...
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Patrick Gentry
April 06, 2017 - 3:43 pm
According to a new report 7 upstate cities were rated in the top 10 most business-friendly cities in South Carolina. The Palmetto Promise Institute released this week its list of the most enterprise-friendly incorporated areas across the state. Mauldin, Greer, Simpsonville, Fountain Inn, Greenville...
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Lee Rogers
April 04, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Catherine Templeton, the former labor and public health chief under former Governor Nikki Haley, has announced her candidacy for the 2018 Republican nomination for Governor of South Carolina. Templeton will be challenging incumbent Governor Henry McMaster who assumed the governorship following the...
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Patrick Gentry
April 03, 2017 - 5:36 pm
An effort to thwart debate on an already controversial bill that would allow South Carolinians to carry a concealed firearm without a permit has left some House members crying foul. State Representative David Hiott invoked cloture which is a procedural move that limits the time a bill can be...
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Patrick Gentry
March 29, 2017 - 3:26 pm
State workers most likely will not be getting a pay raise this year. In a spending plan approved Tuesday the South Carolina Senate budget panel did not include a raise for state workers. Lawmakers did find an additional $522 million to spend in this year’s budget to spend on items such as the...
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Patrick Gentry
March 29, 2017 - 2:54 pm
The special order on the floor of the South Carolina Legislature to raise the gas tax has failed. In a 23-18 vote on the Senate floor the South Carolina Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act fell flat thanks to WORD listeners calling Columbia and telling their local legislators to vote...
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