Tag Archives: Rob Godfrey

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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State Budget Process: What the Law Says vs. What Lawmakers Do

Amid football season and the approaching holidays, all’s quiet on the State House grounds with the S.C. General Assembly out of session until legislators reconvene in January. But, behind the scenes in state government, the ultimate sausage-making is in full … Continue reading

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Be It Resolved: Politicians Love Their Names on Highways

Ever since David Beasley was governor of South Carolina in the 1990s, the state Department of Transportation has posted the name of the state’s chief executive on interstate “Welcome to South Carolina” signs. The practice evidently began as a classic … Continue reading

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Release of Final Europe Trip Cost Takes Three Months

For South Carolina taxpayers, the manner in which the total cost of a state economic development trip to Europe in June finally has come to be known might be more important than the $231,500 bill. Gov. Nikki Haley and 27 … Continue reading

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Total Cost of Paris Air Show, Germany Trip Still Unknown

The total taxpayer tab for Gov. Nikki Haley and more than 20 other South Carolina officials to attend the Paris Air Show in June remains unknown nearly three months after the event. The S.C. Department of Commerce, which planned the … Continue reading

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Haley Staffers, Senator, Commerce Flack Attend Air Show

A large South Carolina delegation to the Paris Air Show in June included two mid-level employees in Gov. Nikki Haley’s office, the then-spokeswoman for the S.C. Department of Commerce and state Sen. Hugh Leatherman, according to documents obtained from Haley’s … Continue reading

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Pay Cuts Proposed for Legislators, Agency Heads

State agency heads and lawmakers would experience a 25 percent pay drop this year and for the next two fiscal years under a pair of House bills.

Cutting the pay of the 16 members of Gov. Nikki Haley’s Cabinet, assuming nominees who are confirmed earn as much as their predecessors, would save state taxpayers $1.5 million over the three fiscal years, a review by The Nerve found. Continue reading

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