The Beaufort County Board of Education’s scam of having a special election for a $76 million bond referendum backfired. The six board members who go along with Superintendent Jeff Moss can’t get the drift that they lack the public’s trust to do the right thing with our tax dollars. The remaining five board members get it.
I am dumbfounded that so many Christians can support Donald Trump, a man who seems to have few of the character traits that Jesus both advocated and exhibited. I believe that these are the traits that we try to cultivate in our children. I have taken them from a Christian web site, “What Christians Want To Know.”
To follow on David Lauderdale’s column on traffic congestion and my friend Peter Zych’s letter urging that we only elect Town Council members who oppose today’s development model, I believe we need to start thinking more specifically about our next 5-10 years.
This letter is first-hand reporting that America is great with respect to recognizing those who served honorably in our military regardless of political affiliation or whoever is the current commander in chief.
Sadly, I am forced to vote “no” on the school referendum. It’s not that we don’t need the buildings. It’s not about the school board, nor is it about the taxes. It’s about the pitiful salary we pay our teachers.
The SC Legislature controls all power. Its funding decisions contribute to prison riots and teacher shortages. Its laws and restrictions on the governor’s powers led to the high power rates and VC Summer nuclear construction failure.
SC law requires that cities, counties, public schools and colleges receive $600 million more than the House and Senate budgets allocate. The Legislature has suspended the requirements for years. A Senate vote spells out those shortfalls.
South Carolina isn’t choosing between Dominion Energy purchasing SCANA and SCE&G’s parent going bankrupt. It’s between eliminating ratepayers’ nuclear surcharge to cut their power bills and continuing to pay dividends to stockholders.