South Carolina

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

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  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 16 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 singular entity or [...]

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

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Around the Web  /  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 of this year, [...]

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Fireworks ban continues, as big biz lobbying influences VA House

By   /  July 4, 2014  /  Business, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

COINCIDENCE?: State Sen. Tom Garrett's bill on ethics was scheduled to be heard in the Courts of Justice Committee -- from which he was removed by the Democrats' reorganization.

As Virginians celebrate Independence Day — many of them with consumer-grade fireworks they bought from states such as South Carolina — there’s an unseen war waging over attempts to overturn Virginia’s ban on the sale and use of those pyrotechnics.

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Nanny state of the week: SC — and Schumer — for duplicative efforts to ban powdered alcohol

By   /  May 16, 2014  /  Issues  /  No Comments

POWDERED ALCOHOL: South Carolina's state Senate is considering a bill to ban powdered alcohol.

It looks a lot like powdered soft drink mix, but don’t get this stuff confused with the Kool-Aid.

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Where will Boeing land? When pols throw money at big business, taxpayers lose

By   /  December 20, 2013  /  Accountability, Business, Economy, Finances, Issues, National, News, State Budgets, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

WHEELS DOWN: Gov. Sam Brownback has returned from his week at the Paris Air Show, where he met with aviation industry business leaders in an attempt to secure more jobs for Kansas. The trip cost taxpayers an estimated $90,000.

In an attempt to lure businesses to move within their borders, states offer everything from piles of cash to tax-free land and low-interest loans to state tax credits — all in the name of economic development. In theory, the free giveaways will pay for themselves because of increased employment and other economic benefits that come from landing a major industry.

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Bargains galore: A Merry Christmas for Boeing, a lump of coal for taxpayers

By   /  December 6, 2013  /  News, Northwest  /  No Comments

BOEING BREAKS: States swoon over Boeing but what about the little guys?

Boeing Co. is doing a little Christmas shopping, and it’s finding bargains galore.

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