south carolina energy

Lawmakers Grappling with Mental-Mental, Longshore Bills

Published on February 15, 2013 By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chief, Workcompcentral The South Carolina Legislature is scheduled to debate bills that would prevent workers covered by the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or the Jones Act from filing state workers’ compensation claims and would ease the restrictions…

Yes to Medicaid Expansion

Published on February 7, 2013 By Corey Hutchins, Free Times Supporters of expanding Medicaid coverage in South Carolinalargely blame an anti-Obama partisan sentiment for opposition to the federal program. For them, the decision should be a no-brainer: Opting in to expansionwould give hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians health insurancecoverage,…

Home Builders and Agents behind Coverage Alert System

Published on December 4, 2012 By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chief, WorkCompCentral The Home Builders Association of South Carolina and a Columbia, S.C.,insurance agency that specializes in the construction industry are jointly funding a new system that alerts users when a workers’ compensation policy has lapsed prior to its scheduled expiration date.…

Don’t tie the hands of Consumer Product Safety Commission

Published on November 30, 2012 The Hill’s Congress Blog By Frank Knapp, Jr. We have heard an ongoing cry from organizations claiming to represent all businesses that they oppose any government action on toxic chemicals in our products, warning of increased costs and job losses. Now, a new independent poll…