The world is quick to tear down Governors like Henry McMaster and Ron DeSantis, but are we capable of acknowledging the truth in what they are saying?
Despite the gas-tax-hike having passed in 2017, an alarming number of South Carolina’s roads and bridges are still crumbling. As bad as things are for state roads and highways, locally managed roads are sometimes in the worst condition, as they receive far less attention than big and costly transportation projects.
The S.C. House and Senate plan to spend millions creating new legislative and congressional district maps based on the latest U.S. Census – a convoluted process that lawmakers undertake every 10 years.
South Carolinians are paying a heavy price for the widening of I-85.
That is not a reference to the more than $750 million price tag, but rather the lives that are being lost during the construction.
Only three bridge projects have been completed in South Carolina with the nearly $2 billion in revenues collected under the 2017 state gas-tax-hike law, recently released transportation department records show.
Summer is in full swing. We’ve already seen the impact of the weather, in terms of both seasonal storms and a tropical system. But summer brings another unpleasant reality that is due renewed focus: mosquitoes.
Last year, Florida was at the forefront of a long-overdue movement to modernize college sports.
The Legislature allowed collegiate athletes to make money off themselves, just as universities already do. California was the first state to act, but Florida was close behind. The importance of that position became even clearer this week.
Proceeds from a $600 million settlement with the federal government over plutonium storage in South Carolina weren’t included in any state budget versions crafted by lawmakers for the upcoming fiscal year. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t planning to spend the massive windfall.
“Fairness is overrated,” NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt reported on his show in recent months.
Local governments in South Carolina are expected to collectively receive hundreds of millions more in federal COVID-19 relief funding, though what exactly that money can be spent on is unclear.