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Opposing Duke Energy’s Rate Hike

On Saturday, the president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce filed his direct testimony in Duke Energy ‘s electric rate case before the state’s Public Service Commission. Duke is seeking a 15.1% average increase for all customers and 14% for small businesses.  Mr. Knapp’s testimony…

My adventure with Mick and little Billy

A “cancerous worm”?  That is what an infamous blogger called me back on June 27th, the day I testified before the U.S. House Small Business Committee. Will Folks, or little “Billy” as they called him in the many high schools he attended, has the most well-read blog in South Carolina,…

Online poll: State should promote solar energy

Union Daily Times by Charles WarnerEditor February 23, 2012 The State of South Carolina should use business tax credits to promote the growth of solar energy in the state according to the majority of the readers who participated in an online poll conducted by The Union Daily Times. The Finance Committee…

OPINION POLL: SMALL BUSINESSES SAY WEAK CUSTOMER DEMAND, NOT REGULATIONS, THEIR PROBLEM

National poll finds 78 percent of small businesses say regulations needed to protect small businesses from unfair competition, level playing field with big business; 86 percent see regulations as necessary part of a modern economy Washington, DC – Small business owners say their main concern is weak customer demand, not…

SC Gov. Haley dictated health panel: Outcome ordered before committee met

Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)December 14, 2011 By Renee Dudley Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Gov. Nikki Haley dictated the conclusions of a committee charged with deciding how the state should implement federal health care reform before the group ever held its first meeting, public documents show. Now, some of those…

Creating Jobs from the Ground Up

The below is an editorial by the Sun News that ran in the Myrtle Beach area newspaper on July 05, 2011 ——————————————————————————————————- Creating Jobs from the Ground Up Frank Knapp has a message for those who want to create jobs and bolster our state’s economy: Look to the little guys.…

Happy Annivesary, ACA

Below is my opinion editorial that ran in today’s The State.—————————————————————————————————— One year on, health law helping South Carolinians By SUE BERKOWITZ and FRANK KNAPP JR. Guest Columnists One year ago, we were warned that national health-care reform would impose new taxes, fees and mandates on small businesses, increasing their…

Health care options

The below editorial is from the Anderson (SC) Independent Mail—————————————————————————————-Anderson Independent MailFebruary 21, 2011 Health care options What will Republicans offer the American people if the party’s efforts to repeal health-care reform are successful? “Replacing ‘Obamacare’ is not something we can do overnight,” Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., told the Washington…