Tag Archives: Gov. Nikki Haley

Bill Could Give Arts Commission Secure Source of Funding

The head of the S.C. Arts Commission is taking a cautious approach regarding a recently introduced bill that could give his agency a steady source of revenue. Ken May, executive director of the commission, said one of the key components … Continue reading

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Restructuring Could Face Filibuster in Senate

The S.C. Senate this week is continuing to debate a restructuring bill that goes a long way toward overhauling state government but – to some informed observers – falls short of true, comprehensive reform. How the Senate got to where … Continue reading

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Senate Faces Choice on Dept. of Administration: True Change or Fig-Leaf Reform

Although myriad ifs, ands or buts could derail it, a full-on elimination of the Budget and Control Board is in the works in the S.C. General Assembly. On Tuesday, the Senate plans to resume debating a bill that would abolish … Continue reading

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Secret Budget Process Continues in S.C. General Assembly

If you’re a policy wonk or had a really bad case of insomnia and read Gov. Nikki Haley’s 379-page proposed executive budget for next fiscal year, you might have noticed something odd on pages 298 and 299. Unlike dozens of other state … Continue reading

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Guv’s Office, Commerce Can’t Produce Job-Creation Records

In an interview on Dec. 15, Gov. Nikki Haley told a reporter with The State newspaper, “I sleep, eat and breathe jobs every day.” On Wednesday, she told lawmakers in her state-of-the-state address that South Carolina was “surging,” pointing to … Continue reading

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Legislature Flouts Law Requiring Joint Public Hearings on Budget

It looks like the S.C. General Assembly’s two appropriations committees once again are flouting a provision of state law requiring the panels to hold joint public hearings on the state budget. Under Title 11, Chapter 11 of the S.C. Code … Continue reading

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State Loses Money on Film Incentives, Study Says

A new study confirms an old conclusion about state incentives for the film and TV industry: The subsidies are a bad deal for South Carolina taxpayers. “For every $100 spent on (such) rebates, $31 came back in the form of … Continue reading

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Haley: We’re Going to Fight Back on Voter ID

Gov. Nikki Haley and members of the S.C. General Assembly join in the rotunda of the State House on Jan. 10 to talk about issues related to the Voter ID bill. “What we saw was the continued war on South … Continue reading

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Cost of Haley’s Special Session Bid Unclear; Right Remains Intact

Gov. Nikki Haley ruffled feathers through much of the S.C. General Assembly late last spring when she attempted to call lawmakers back for a special session to deal with four restructuring bills that she believed were crucial to moving state … Continue reading

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Signs Point to Legislature Ignoring Law on Budget

South Carolina law requires the governor to submit a recommended state budget to the General Assembly within five days of the legislative session starting, and Gov. Nikki Haley says she will do so. But will the Legislature also follow the … Continue reading

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