July 14th, 2017
In our haste, we overlooked an extremely important passing recently. A dear friend, visionary leader, and philanthropist, Speaker Ramon Schwartz Jr. passed away on June 30 at the age of 92. First elected to the State House in 1968, Schwartz served for 18 years, the final six as Speaker. Outside of politics, Schwartz practiced law […]
July 13th, 2017
For the past the 14 and a half years, South Carolina’s government has been under complete Republican control. When asked what they seek to accomplish with their power, Republicans most often talk about making South Carolina the best state in the nation for business. They say that if our state gives companies whatever they want, prosperity […]
July 12th, 2017
As we fight for our health care, our right to vote, and the security of American democracy from foreign interference, we are pleased to highlight a legislator who has been at the forefront of important fights for over a decade: Senator Vincent Sheheen. Senator Sheheen lives in Camden and represents Senate District 27, which includes portions […]
Post and Courier, 06/13/17
"If it does pass," Tymia said of the proposed bill, "there’s no guarantee that I will see my future."
Post and Courier, 07/09/2017
The South Carolina Republican Party chairman is putting partisan politics above state law — and he’s bragging about it.
The State, 07/08/2017
Amy Bredeson hears the question but waits to answer until she moves out of earshot of her 11-year-old daughter, Chloe.
Then, in a lowered voice, the 40-year-old Bluffton resident explains what she fears will happen if Congress passes a proposed rollback of federal spending on Medicaid, the program that provides insurance primarily to the poor and disabled.
Post and Courier, 06/27/2017
While many Americans perceive Medicaid as an entitlement program for adults and children who live in poverty, 61 percent of Medicaid spending benefits the elderly and disabled, according to the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. In South Carolina, three in five nursing home residents are covered by Medicaid.