SCE&G power bills will drop under the law the SC Legislature passed. But that’s just one problem from the VC Summer nuclear disaster. Lawmakers also need to reform the PSC and Santee Cooper and themselves.
SC governors will be able to appoint future superintendents of education, but only if voters agree in a November referendum to change the constitution, which requires the public election of the state’s top education official.
Tax-free online shopping was most unfair sales tax exemption in South Carolina and one of the biggest threats to the stability of our tax system, but the Legislature did nothing to reduce its impact. The US Supreme Court just fixed that.
SCE&G sued the SC PSC because it says the Legislature was unfairly picking on the utility and parent SCANA when it cut power bills to eliminate most of the surcharge for the nuclear reactor construction project it abandoned last year.
The SC Legislature cut SCE&G’s nuclear surcharge because lawmakers didn’t trust the Public Service Commission to do it. The PSC’s decision to let Carolina Water charge customers for attorney fees to defend its pollution helps show why.
The 15% rate cut for SCE&G customers is temporary. The SC Legislature also changed the Base Load Review Act in ways it hopes will cause the PSC to make permanent cuts to the nuclear surcharge that the courts will find constitutional.
SCANA and Santee Cooper didn’t waste $9 billion on now-abandoned nuclear reactors on a whim, or on their own. The Legislature encouraged them every step of the way. Here are key dates in a 14-year journey that is ongoing.
Melanie Fender Lowther of Pritchardville, SC, was murdered July 31, 2013, by someone she and her husband Barry were helping. She helped everyone. SC names SC 46 bridge over the New River between Bluffton and Savannah for her June 12, 2018.
Al Stokes retires June 29, 2018, as director of the Waddell Mariculture Center in Bluffton, SC, after more than three decades of work with shrimp, red fish, spotted sea trout, striped bass and cobia in Lowcountry waterways.
Willie Lee Rose, who died in Baltimore June 20, 2018, wrote the "Rehearsal for Reconstruction" book that is coming to life with the new National Park Service Reconstruction Era National Monument in Beaufort County.
SCE&G power bills could be cut by the courts even if the SC Legislature doesn’t kill the nuclear surcharge when it returns to Columbia Wednesday to consider repealing the Base Load Review Act and ordering refunds for the abandoned reactors.
SC Gov Henry McMaster vetoed a bill to expunge more criminal records, saying ‘criminal history should not be erased.’ The Legislature, urged on by the powerful SC Chamber of Commerce, could try to override the veto at its June 27 session.
A tiny minority of voters will decide the June 26 SC Republican primary runoff election between Gov Henry McMaster and John Warren. We need a primary system that encourages more people to vote, so we’ll have candidates more voters like.
Lexington, Va., Red Hen restaurant that refused service to President Donald Trump's press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders June 23, 2018, sets an example for Hilton Head and Beaufort SC hospitality industry on what NOT to do, at all costs.
Lexington, Va., Red Hen restaurant that refused service to President Donald Trump's press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders June 23, 2018 sets an example for Hilton Head and Beaufort SC hospitality industry on what NOT to do, at all costs.
SC Gov Henry McMaster has the personality and comedic delivery that that opponent John Warren lacks in the Republican runoff for governor. Not that either should matter. He also has what does matter, experience and understanding of the job.
I escaped the seething rage (on all sides) that accompanies President Donald Trump when I spent a week with adolescents on our parish’s annual mission work trip to Appalachia. We would all be blessed to accept such a gift from God.
U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford's GOP primary loss June 12, 2018 in the SC First District of Charleston, Beaufort and Hilton Head may have been a calculated risk that could pay off when Donald Trump leaves the White House.
Life lessons from retired U.S. Navy SEAL who lost half his leg in subzero weather on an Afghanistan mountaintop fighting the Taliban in Operation Anaconda. The 18-hour battle in March 2002 led to one Medal of Honor.