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Big Tobacco is at it again. This time they are trying to seriously hurt tobacco prevention efforts in South Carolina by taking away the ability of our local governments to protect their residents from the dangers of tobacco. Pre-emption is a commonly used tactic by the tobacco industry which takes away local governing authority by passing laws at the state level that prohibit stronger local policies.
MULLINS, S.C. – Boys Scout Troop 748, sponsored by Macedonia United Methodist Church, attended the Mullins City Council meeting on Jan. 9 to observe local government at work.
South Carolina’s legislators need to provide more flexibility to city and county governments in how they can use some of the tax money they collect as the state works to take away more of their revenue.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- This state's story, which lately has been depressing, soon will acquire a riveting new chapter. In 2018 Illinois will have the nation's most important, expensive and strange election.
With the advent of automation, American workers lost a significant number of manufacturing jobs. When companies began to move manufacturing operations to other countries, Americans lost more jobs.
WASHINGTON -- In 1960, when John Kennedy was elected president, America's population was 180 million and it had approximately 1.8 million federal bureaucrats (not counting uniformed military personnel and postal workers).
FLORENCE, S.C. – Individuals who sustained recent storm damage in Florence County and three other Pee Dee counties now are eligible for federal assistance.
Let’s give a big thank-you to all of the employees of state and local governments, utilities, responders and volunteers who steered South Carolina smoothly through the worst of Hurricane Matthew.