South Carolina

Private school choice for special needs kids in South Carolina

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, South Carolina  /  No Comments

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South Carolina offers two options for school choice serving special needs kids in the state, both of which were outlined in the Aiken Standard. The first is the S.C. Refundable Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children, which allows a tax credit or rebate of up to $10,000 per student. The S.C. Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children is a […]

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Charter schools are expanding in South Carolina

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, South Carolina  /  No Comments

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More than 30,000 students attend charter schools in South Carolina, and that number is set to expand. The Palmetto State is one of eight to be awarded a federal grant to expand school choice, and is set to receive $15 million for the program this fiscal year. News 2 has the story.

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South Carolina wireless users could see monthly bill increase

By   /  November 11, 2015  /  News, South Carolina, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

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As consumers continue to forgo landlines for mobile service, the number of contributors has to these universal service funds has diminished along with their dollars.

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New Mexico lawmaker: State, not feds, should manage its land

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Federal Government, New Mexico, News, State Government, Washington  /  No Comments

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State Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-Alamogordo, thinks New Mexico can do a better job managing its land than the federal government can. Later this week, she will file a bill creating the New Mexico Land Management Study Committee to study whether New Mexicans would be better served by managing their own land.

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Nanny of the week: The out-of-control trend of arresting non-helicopter moms

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Nanny State of the Week, National, News  /  No Comments

LOCK EM UP: Hey, kids, where are your parents. We've got some new bracelets for them to wear. And that see-saw doesn't look safe either, so we're going to have to take that, too.  (Image: Shutterstock)

Part 16 of 68 in the series Nanny State of the Week By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org MINNEAPOLIS — In this space each week, we try to zero in on a single politician, lawmaker or governing body using its power to limit individual freedom and choice in some way. But, for this week, there is no […]

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Feds: Hundreds of S.C. illegal immigrants deported annually

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

DETAINED: Hundreds of illegal immigrants living in South Carolina are deported each year.

Feds: Hundreds of S.C. illegal immigrants deported annually By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve While Gov. Nikki Haley recently expressed frustration about 350 immigrant children placed with sponsors in South Carolina, hundreds of arrested illegal immigrants in the Palmetto State are deported every year, federal records show. From federal fiscal year 2012 through July 21 […]

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