State Government

GOP state leaders fumble by ceding control of health exchanges to federal officials, critics say

Washington Post By N.C. Aizenman, Published: December 13 Republicans frequently denounce the health-care law as a dangerous overreach of federal power. But now Washington’s role is expanding, and some conservatives charge that Republicans have only themselves to blame. The vast majority of Republican-led states, faced with a Friday deadline to submit plans…

Caution on use of “free” credit reporting services

By Emerson Smith South Carolina businesses have been advised by Governor Haley’s office to register for a free credit monitoring service with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) http://www.dandb.com/sc/or Experian http://www.smartbusinessreports.com/SouthCarolina.  D&B has responded to some businesses with emails saying that the business’ credit profile is incomplete and that the business owner…

Was “asinine” too strong?

When told by a reporter Tuesday about the SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) making an error that will cost businesses about $9 million next year, I called it an “asinine mistake” (see story below). I guess I could have been an apologist for the Haley administration like the…

Missed opportunity to fight obesity

The first negative consequence of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley joining fifteen other states in opting out of a state-run health insurance exchange under Obamacare has surfaced. Haley’s Department of Health and Environmental Control has made fighting obesity in South Carolina a number one priority.  The director of the agency…

Sign up NOW for South Carolina business and individual protection

1. Today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. sign up for the free Dun & Bradstreet’s CreditAlert service. Go to www.DandB.com/SCor call customer service at 800-279-9881. Dun & Bradstreet is providing this service at no charge to the state or businesses for the life of the business. 2.  Sign up…