March 22nd, 2017
House Republicans are planning to vote on Trumpcare TOMORROW NIGHT, and it could really go either way. Blocking it will protect the health care of 24 million Americans. Without exaggeration, this is truly a life-or-death issue. Out of the handful of undecided House Republicans whose votes will determine whether it passes, 2 are from South Carolina: Mark Sanford and Jeff Duncan. While their […]
March 17th, 2017
For Immediate Release March 17, 2017 SCDP CHAIR STATEMENT ON GOP CULTURE OF CORRUPTION Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement on special prosecutor David Pascoe’s ongoing investigation of corruption in state government: “As the indictments pile up, it is becoming abundantly clear that South Carolina Republicans have […]
March 17th, 2017
Today we celebrate an immigrant community that fled dire hardship in their native land for a better life in the United States: the Irish. In the mid-19th century, as Irish immigrants arrived in large numbers fleeing famine, many Americans whose families had been here longer responded with prejudice and scorn. “No Irish Need Apply,” declared […]
The State, 03/18/17
COLUMBIA - Special prosecutor David Pascoe may be on the verge of doing what no other S.C. Democrat has been able to do in two decades – bringing down the S.C. GOP.
S.C. Democrats say Pascoe’s State House corruption probe, which on Thursday announced the indictment of a third powerful GOP lawmaker, could kickstart their revival after years of political futility.
Post and Courier, 03/17/17
Powerful Republican political consultant Richard Quinn is implicated in newly released indictments accusing Sen. John Courson of Columbia of pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations for his personal use.
The State, 03/16/17
WASHINGTON--South Carolina would face deep cuts to education programs under President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.
Trump’s reported $1.15 trillion budget blueprint would slash funding to the Department of Education and Department of Transportation. Educators in South Carolina, a state that ranked dead last in education according to the annual US News survey, are “deeply concerned” with his proposal, which stands to eliminate funding for teacher and principal preparation and recruitment in South Carolina.
Post and Courier, 03/16/17
COLUMBIA — Veteran South Carolina state Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, has been indicted by a state grand jury on ethics charges, sources told The Post and Courier late Thursday.
A formal announcement is expected early Friday stating that Courson has been charged with conversion of campaign funds for personal use and misconduct in office, sources said.
The indictment is part of the ongoing probe of Statehouse corruption.