On the school funding debate, our bottom line is this: we have enough money in the system, we just need to let state-appropriated dollars follow the child, not arrive in blocks for programs.
Tag Archive: South Carolina
It all begins when the bill is drafted by Legislative Council at the request of a lawmaker or committee.
On March 7, 2019, H.3263 (The Armed Service Members and Spouses Professional and Occupational Licensing Act) unanimously passed the SC House of Representatives. If passed by the Senate and signed into law, the new statute would allow military members and their spouses to work in South Carolina without actually holding a South Carolina occupational license.
When students go to school, they carry what’s necessary in their backpacks. But in South Carolina, too much of one important item doesn’t travel with students headed to a new school: education funding dollars.
SC must focus on preparing its students for the 21st century.
It is known by the obscure term “Civil Asset Forfeiture,” but its meaning is very clear: the police can take your stuff…and keep it, even if you’re not convicted of a crime.
Education was once again on deck in Columbia this week as the House passed H.3759—The South Carolina Career Opportunity and Access for All Act—by a vote of 113-4.
A recent report from The Associated Press (AP) highlights reenergized efforts in the Palmetto State to repeal a state law imposing barriers to where medical facilities can be built and how they can be expanded. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-Daniel Island), along with House Ways & Means Chairman Rep. Murrell Smith (R-Sumter), have renewed the effort
With every new year comes a new round of rankings on every topic imaginable. Apparently tax policy is no different, and its ranking season has begun. Two new state rankings reports place South Carolina among the top finishers in states with the lowest tax rates. The first report, by 24/7 Wall Street, uses Tax Foundation
Yesterday, I had a chance to speak to the Senate Human Services Subcommittee about three short – but powerful – bills that represent a compassionate, common-sense step towards making a South Carolina a state where every person has the opportunity to reach their full, God-given potential. In the throws and aftermath of the 2008 recession,