STATE + LOCAL NEWS
September 24, 2021
“Most if not all of the Republican governors intend to oppose that as vigorously as we can every way we can, because it’s unconstitutional, and not only is it unconstitutional it’s just not the best way to do it and that’s why it’s unconstitutional,”
- Gov. Henry McMaster
September 2, 2021
Two of our local elected officials earned perfect scores!
August 27, 2021
“Given that border security had reached the breaking point before Chief Judge Du issued her opinion, just imagine what awaits if you announce your intent not to appeal—an announcement that would, in effect, tell already-deported aliens that they are free to try re-entering again."
August 19, 2021
"The lawsuit does not question whether masks are effective or a good idea but is based on the importance of following state law. Attorney General Wilson encourages everyone to wear masks when appropriate and encourages anyone who can to get the COVID vaccination. However, the General Assembly passed a budget proviso that prohibits schools or school districts from requiring masks."
August 19, 2021
Named in honor of Scott’s grandfather, new research center will promote education excellence for all South Carolina students
August 9, 2021
“This technology is not a silver bullet that will get rid of all illegal robocalls but it will reduce them and allow you to feel more comfortable knowing who’s calling you,” - Attorney General Wilson
August 3, 2021
"About 3 million acres of land are already protected in the state. But Sen. Chip Campsen said rapid land development in South Carolina has led to the loss of forests, farms, wildlife and recreational habitats.
So he has worked closely with business and conservation leaders to draft a bill that will be introduced in the upcoming legislative session outlining measures for land protection."
August 3, 2021
“This case is about standing up for the rule of law. The Constitution gives Congress the power to make laws, not a federal agency like the ATF,” Attorney General Wilson said. “We can’t allow bureaucrats to undermine the Second Amendment.”
July 21, 2021
“This is a big win for South Carolina families. We wanted to make sure United States History and Civics are taught in a way that does not include leftist ideologies. As we said in our brief, the priorities that were proposed by the US Department of Education would teach factually deficient history and would lead to racial and ethnic division and more discrimination.” - Alan Wilson, SC Attorney General
July 16, 2021
"In our state, the rule of law will always stand. However, we know that liberal politicians and institutions will use the pandemic to expand their power at the expense of everyday citizens’ personal freedoms."
July 15, 2021
“Lawmakers, like Representative Bill Herbkersman, hope to address the issue with state funding. The Republican from Beaufort earmarked $1 million in the state budget to help technical colleges expand their nursing programs.”
July 9, 2021
"Council unanimously approved the $132.7 million budget June 30. It includes a millage rate increase of just under 1 percent, or 0.6 mills."
September 13, 2021
Republican Women of Southern Beaufort County held lunch and ceremony for local firefighters, police, EMS and Sheriff deputies
June 11, 2021
“The amendment introduced by Rep. Herbkersman aligns with the Healthy Connections Community Engagement Initiative SCDHHS pursued in 2019. Extending postpartum coverage to one-year postpartum will help improve health outcomes for new mothers as a majority of pregnancy-associated deaths occur more than 60 days after delivery and will remove a disincentive to new mothers returning to work."
June 9, 2021
"Under the program, unemployed workers receiving jobless benefits will have the option of enrolling in a short-term retraining program at a local technical college in lieu of completing a weekly job search requirement."