Next month SCANA shareholders will vote on a proposed merger with Dominion Energy, one year to the day after SCANA and its partner Santee Cooper pulled the plug on the V.C. Summer nuclear-expansion project — a $9.4 billion loss. If shareholders approve the merger, the state’s Public Service Commission will decide whether to accept it.
Bill amended in 2018 legislative session passes both chambers and is signed into law by the governor. Removed from the bill was the creation of a new bureaucracy: the Office of the Homeowners Association Ombudsman.
When I was announced as the new president and publisher of five McClatchy Co. newspapers in the Carolinas, including The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette, some were wondering, “Who is this guy and what might we expect?”
The SC Solar Habitat Act would encourage planting native plants around commercial solar installation, supporting agriculture and wildlife and preserving the soil. The Senate is set to debate the bill this week.
Raising SC teacher pay is easiest way to fight the shortage that is leaving students without permanent teachers in the classroom. Giving teachers more respect, support and autonomy also would help, but that’s tougher to do.