When businesses spend billions on undelivered, over-budget projects, they normally exit the market, allowing for better services that offer customers better prices. At least, that’s how things are supposed to […]
A lack of governance reform—and possibly of tax relief—may derail the permanent stream for roads funding legislator have clamored for several consecutive years. The Senate budget writing committee approved on […]
Meet the immortal Senate leader, Hugh Leatherman. The state’s most powerful politician, he survived on Wednesday an attempt to end his reign as top senator. After stepping down as Senate […]
A joint 12-member Statehouse panel may begin exploring possible reforms to the state’s retirement system as early as next month. The system could face up to an $11 billion funding […]
With eight new senators joining the Senate in the upcoming legislative session, this June’s primary and runoff races taught us a few things— 2016 is the year of the underdog […]
It’s an age of increasing demand for transparency in government, while anonymous political speech is unfettered. And some lawmakers don’t like it. The Senate failed on Thursday to fast track a bill—H. 3189—that would require political groups to disclose their donors. The vote was 28-16 in favor of giving the bill priority status, just shy of the two-thirds majority vote needed.
Governance is the Transportation Department’s most pressing issue this year, even more pressing than the funding issue, the agency’s Secretary Christy Hall told a House transportation panel on Thursday.
The state House zipped through the approximately $750 million budget Monday and Tuesday, passing it easily. Here are three takeaways from that process—
That sleepy, narrow Pamplico Highway, which bears an average of 1,900 cars daily—or four cars every three minutes, according to one senator—was again the subject of heated debate Wednesday.
Republican Gov. Nikki Haley joined more than half of the nation’s governors this week protesting admission of Syrian refugees following a series of terrorist attacks in Paris the previous Friday. […]