The SCDOT says they lack the funds they need—$1.2 billion per year—to bring the state’s more than 41,000 miles of roads and 8,380 bridges up to par.
Public colleges and universities need $1.2 billion over the next 20 years to maintain their property, according to the Commission on Higher Education.
Corrected from a previous version, which stated the flooding occurred on October 5. Road closures have declined to 113 from an October 5 peak of 541 following the October 4 […]
More than 400 roads and bridges were closed on Thursday just days after rising flood waters washed away South Carolina roads and claimed homes and businesses located near waterways. As […]
Attorney General Alan Wilson alerted South Carolina residents on Monday to the state’s price gouging laws, which are in effect following devastating flooding in the Midlands and along the coast. […]
updated Sept. 23 at 2:42 p.m. As Republican candidates for President descend on South Carolina this week, ramping up their campaigns in the early primary state, I’m reminded of another […]
Long before the nationwide jobless rate peaked around 10 percent in 2009, I remember sitting in my car during a lunch break listening on NPR to a round table discussion […]
The months and years following the Great Recession in 2007 were dark—the unemployment rate peaked at 11.7 percent in December 2009, forcing the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce […]
Updated April 28 Lawmakers have repeatedly sung one chorus this year—constituents want them to find a way to fix roads and bridges in South Carolina. The Senate Finance Committee approved […]
A wave of support for boosting the minimum wage is again washing over the state. Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, tried during the budget debate earlier in March to bump the […]