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Gov. McMaster should veto defective pension bill

A couple weeks ago, the South Carolina General Assembly passed H. 3726, or the “Public Employees’ Pension-Reform Bill,” and this week it was sent to Gov. Henry McMaster for consideration. I voted against this bill, and I urge the governor to veto it. Here’s why:

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The coming incompetence crisis

I just read that the Trump administration has filled only 22 of the 553 key positions that require Senate confirmation. This makes me worry that the administration will not have enough manpower to produce the same volume and standard of incompetence that we’ve come to expect so far.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Hilton Head deserves better

I would like to congratulate The Island Packet and Steve Baer for their recent perspectives on some decisions by the leadership of Hilton Head Island that seem not to be in the interest of, or compatible with, the expressed desires of its citizens.

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Johnny Young: 'I needed to do something quick'

Johnny Young of Port Royal was on routine duty as assistant chief of security at the Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island when one of the biggest moments of his life arrived with no warning.
David Lauderdale dlauderdale@islandpacket.com
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Johnny Young: 'I needed to do something quick'

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'Lowcountry to the bone': Woody Collins remembers long-time friend Capt. Billy North

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Girl power on display at RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing

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15 cool things you'll find in the gift shop at RBC Heritage