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SCDP: Actions Speak Louder Than Words On Ethics Reform
Governor Haley will be holding a press conference this morning and attached is a document to help you decode the Governor's real position on ethics since her actions tell a far different story than her words.
Tue May 21, 2013
SC House Committee Crafting Cybersecurity Bill
A House committee's proposal for better securing South Carolina taxpayers' personal data would create a new computer technology agency that reports to the governor.
Trikki Nikki's "Corrupt Bargain"
In a last-ditch effort to pass a watered-down ethics reform bill, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley - perhaps the most hypocritical good government reformer in political history - has reportedly cut a deal with two tax-hiking "Republicans in Name Only." Multiple sources in the S.C. Senate tell FITS that the governor - who is desperate to secure enough votes to ... (more)
Nikki Haley's "Good Ol' Boy"
A Democratic memo obtained exclusively by FITS alleges that S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has a white supremacist on her 2014 gubernatorial steering committee.
Gov Haley: Finish Work on Ethics Bill this Year
Gov. Nikki Haley is calling on legislators to get a bill strengthening the state's weak ethics laws to her desk.
Mon May 20, 2013
Garden City Observer
S.C. Gov. Haley's husband home for a short leave
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, left, comforts her son, Nalin, and daughter, Rena, as her husband, Michael, deploys to Afghanistan.
Hugh Leatherman's Office Protested
From the "people are starting to get it" file, a group of protestors recently picketed the Pee Dee real estate office of powerful S.C. Senate finance chairman Hugh Leatherman .
Sun May 19, 2013
Political rivals work to pass government overhaul
A bill representing the largest overhaul of state government in decades is again approaching passage.
South Carolina Governor Interview
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley talked about her impact as the state's first female and first Indian-American Governor.
Sat May 18, 2013
Charleston Business Journal
Boeing expects to bring about 600 IT jobs to the Lowcountry
The Boeing Co. expects to add about 600 information technology jobs in North Charleston during the next three years as the company reshuffles its IT workforce, according to an initial company estimate.
Post and Courier
S.C. Gov. Haley not going to Paris Air Show
Various aircraft manufacturers from around the world descend on either England or France each summer to promote and sell their planes.
Charleston City Paper
The Agenda: South Carolina's Idol, State unemployment at 5 year...
St. Helena Island native Candace Glover was crowned the new winner of American Idol in the season finale last night.
S.C. Budget for New Buses Uncertain Despite Excess Lottery Funds
While extra lottery revenues in South Carolina is good news for public schools, media reports suggesting that the $26 million might be funneled toward brand-new school buses are premature, said Department of Education spokesperson Jay Ragley.
Fri May 17, 2013
Post and Courier
Rep. Mark Sanford, Gov. Nikki Haley to visit Monday
Sanford will meet with the State Ports Authority at 10 a.m. Monday. Deepening Charleston's Harbor loomed as one of the biggest local issues in the special 1st Congressional District election that Sanford won earlier this month.
Post and Courier
Local film industry celebrates incentives that may help expansion
Supporters of the film industry, including Carolina Film Alliance members Myra Jones and Darrell Johnson and Alliance director Richard Futch and Gary Santos gathered at FISH restaurant to celebrate passage of legislation to boost incentives -- Thursday May 16, 2013.
Obama Breeds Rebellion Among the States
It may well become the most unpopular law since Prohibition became an Amendment to the Constitution in 1919.
More On David Wilkins, Lobbyist
Earlier this month this website wrote a piece on former S.C. Speaker of the House David Wilkins - who is actively lobbying on behalf of several state agencies Why is this a big deal? Because Wilkins isn't reporting his lobbying activities - which violate a state law prohibiting such behavior by sitting members of state boards or commissions.
Thu May 16, 2013
C-SPAN to feature Columbia in shows this weekend
Stories about Columbia's history, culture and politics will be the focus of special programming Saturday and Sunday on C-SPAN. Watch special programs at 6 p.m. Saturday during Book TV programming and 5 p.m. Sunday during American History TV programming.
Democrats criticize Gov Haley for state plane use
Democrats accuse Gov. Nikki Haley of misusing the state's planes by taking her campaign-paid videographer with her on flights around South Carolina.
SC probation agencys request for extra $1.4 million meets resistance
A soon-to-be released audit of the Department of Probation, Pardon and Parole shows the agency has at least $12.5 million in money to spend and a number of positions that have not been filled, according to state Rep.