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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 real fight to fix our roads

Another year, another push by politicians in Columbia for higher taxes to “fix our roads.” This time it’s a 75% gas-tax hike and a host of other new fees, e.g., higher motor-fuel registration fees, a new infrastructure-maintenance fee, a new user fee on hybrid vehicles, etc. In all, they want to take an additional $800 million a year from your pockets and dump it into a system they know is broken but don’t have the courage to fix.

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Here’s my plan to repeal and replace Obamacare

Republicans in Washington have voted more than 60 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act — what some call Obamacare. It was popular to do so. It was also a safe vote. But that has changed because, for just the fourth time in the history of our republic, voters gave Republicans the keys to the House, Senate, and White House.

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Trump can’t Twitter-shame his way to economic growth

If politics is considered in part theater, President Trump’s opening act has been a most colorful one. The media, critics and even supporters swing from being confounded, frightened or elated by the possibility of what might come next — but those perceptions can change in 10-minute increments given the administration’s blitzkrieg-like movement forward.

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No amount of new revenue will solve true SC road problem

Last week, the South Carolina Senate passed a bill that would lay the groundwork allowing the governor to appoint the state superintendent of education — making the Department of Education a cabinet agency and fully accountable to the governor. The bill has yet to pass the House, but a similar bill passed the House last session.

Videos

Feeling insecure in an electronic junk mail age

Joel Allen takes a humorous look at how junk mail has changed through the years as paper has given way to email. Having your email account hacked can lead to angry friends, or worse.
Joel Allen Special to The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News
Feeling insecure in an electronic junk mail age 1:25

Feeling insecure in an electronic junk mail age

Ways to keep your family safe from fire: 'It could happen to you' 1:53

Ways to keep your family safe from fire: 'It could happen to you'

'Gifted' clip: 'Sunset' 0:41

'Gifted' clip: 'Sunset'

'Gifted' promo: 'Special breakfast' 0:43

'Gifted' promo: 'Special breakfast'