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Small Business & the Next Governor

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) today released an assessment of the three candidates running for Governor—Rep. Nikki Haley, Sen. Vincent Sheheen and Dr. Morgan Reeves. The assessment was based both on specific critical legislative votes and a questionnaire sent to each candidate on July 7, 2010.…

Gubernatorial Endorsement?

“Are you going to come out in support of Vincent Sheheen?” That was the question raised to me yesterday in a telephone call from a friend. After all, the State Chamber re-upped on their Sheheen endorsement this week. “No,” I said, “the Small Business Chamber doesn’t endorse candidates.” That has…

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…