February 1st, 2016
Voting day is February 27 When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs at your polling place: SC Driver’s License SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card SC Voter Registration Card with Photo Federal Military ID U.S. Passport Click here to learn more about Photo ID requirements. […]
January 29th, 2016
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January 18th, 2016
“We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.” These are just some of many profound words left with us by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And as we celebrate his life and legacy today, we pause to reflect not only on his actions, but also on the broader meaning of […]
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.
Too many South Carolina families remain economically vulnerable, with low-wage jobs and crippling health care costs disproportionately burdening families of color, a new report says.
South Carolina placed 45th among the states and the District of Columbia in a ranking of economic opportunity and security by the Washington-based nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development. The scorecard is based on factors such as financial assets and income, education, health care, businesses, jobs and homeownership.
30 states and D.C. have expanded Medicaid Asset poverty in South Carolina 30 states and D.C. have expanded Medicaid
Vermont topped the list as the state with the most financially secure residents, while Mississippi came in last.