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House voting to keep their healthcare perks

The U.S. House is scheduled to take their 31stvote on changing, delaying, defunding or terminating Obamacare today.  The outcome of today’s repeal vote isn’t in questions because every other vote taken on the issue has passed almost exclusively along party lines. Obamacare opponents in the House will again claim that…

A needed message in State of the Union address

One of the issues we are expecting to hear about in President Obama’s State of the Union address tomorrow night is the housing crisis.  Economists tell us that the nation’s economy won’t dramatically improve until the housing market stabilizes and demand for new homes gets back on track.  That’s how…

Report: Majority of Congress with no education in business

The Hill 8/23/11 By Mike Lillis Almost 80 percent of lawmakers have no academic background in business or economics, even as Congress grapples with deficits, unemployment and other economic issues of tremendous complexity, according to an independent analysis released Tuesday. The Employment Policies Institute (EPI) found that only 8.4 percent…

How SCE&G Rate Hike Was Cut Nearly in Half

The Saluda Dam On Wednesday, the S.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) approved an electric rate hike for SCE&G that was 48.75% less than the company’s request. The 4.88% increase instead of a 9.52% hike was good news for all SCE&G customers, including small businesses. The increase will take place over…

Workers’ Comp Rates to Drop Big

Where was that headline 11 days ago?  On June 10th, the S.C. Department of Insurance put out a media advisory saying that its Director, Scott Richardson, had approved an overall 9.8% decrease in worker’s compensation insurance rates (technically the cut was to something called “Loss Costs in the Voluntary Market”…

The Mainstream Media’s Epic Fail: Alvin Greene and the 2010 Primary

“I think the ultimate story that…should come out here is this is a major failure on the part of the media.”  – Dan Cook, Editor, Free Times, Columbia SC, in radio interview on U Need 2 Know, WOIC (1230 AM,) June 17, 2010.  Dan nailed it.  He was talking about…

Governor’s Small Biz Veto Overridden

First, the good news: The House in action, Courtesy SCETV Overridden! The House voted Wednesday to override Governor Sanford’s Veto #14 of the Small Business Development Center’s budget and the Senate followed suit today. The small businesses of this state greatly appreciate the House and Senate votes and send special…