April 20th, 2016
Columbia—Labor and Civil Rights Leader Tom Perez will deliver the keynote address at the South Carolina Democratic Party 2016 State Convention. “Mr. Perez is a steadfast advocate for causes associated with civil rights, supporting workers and creating opportunity for middle class families,” said South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison. “He shares the vision of […]
March 29th, 2016
Thank you to all the Democrats who attended your precinct reorganization meetings and county conventions in the past month. We are a grassroots organization, and our Precinct Leaders and County Parties are the foundation upon which our statewide organization rests. Now, we turn our attention to the South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention, where we […]
March 7th, 2016
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who voted in the First in the South Democratic Primary! You’ve completed the first step in the process of running to be a Delegate to the National Democratic Convention this summer in Philadelphia… but there’s more! Now that you’ve voted, the second step is to attend your precinct reorganization […]
South Carolina Radio Network, 2/17/16
Debate on road funding legislation in the South Carolina Senate got underway Wednesday, but it stalled right out of the gate.
State Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, started the debate the way he ended it last year, by filibustering. “I am going to talk on that and educate the people on that until such time as this body determines that they have heard enough,” Davis said on the chamber floor Wednesday.
“I am going to be talking in regard to where I think sources of funds ought to come in regard to fixing our roads and bridges,” Davis said. Davis used a similar tactic to run out time for debate on a similar proposal last year.
The State , 2/9/2016
COLUMBIA, SC --THE GOOD NEWS is that House and Senate committees both approved legislation last week calling for a constitutional referendum to let the governor appoint the director of the state Education Department. The bad news is that while the House will vote on that legislation, perhaps as early as this week, the Senate won’t. Ever.
The same is true for all but about a dozen of the 60 statewide bills currently on the Senate calendar.
The problem with the fact that the Senate has spent the first four weeks of this session not debating a roads bill is not that the Senate has spent four weeks not debating a roads bill. It’s that the Senate has spent four weeks not debating anything.
Post and Courier , 2/1/2016
How Emanuel AME Church reacted to the 90 seconds of terror that unfolded within its walls last year has some people mentioning the Charleston congregation in the same breath as the pope and others who have sought world peace.
The church on Monday joined Pope Francis as a nominee for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, an honor typically chosen from hundreds of disparate political, religious and cultural pioneers who have helped civilizations in all corners of the globe cope with strife.
Inspired by the response to the mass shooting that befell the church and claimed nine parishioners’ lives on June 17, a group of Chicago-area political leaders led the Nobel effort and others, including U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., joined in. Though they announced the push months ago, the officials said they had followed through with the nomination by Monday’s deadline.
The Greenville News , 1/28/2016
Thirty-four percent of South Carolina jobs are low-wage, a bigger percentage than in all but six other states, according to a new analysis from an anti-poverty group.
The Washington, DC-based Corporation for Enterprise Development examined 61 metrics to assess the financial security of residents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
It publishes the Assets & Opportunity Scorecard every year with support from the Ford Foundation.
To determine the scope of low-wage jobs in a state, CFED looked at the median annual pay for various occupations as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.