STATE + LOCAL NEWS
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
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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."
July 8, 2021
"... we have confidence in the overall constitutionality of South Carolina’s law and this appeal is an important first step in defending the law."
June 30, 2021
"Beaufort County Council approved a $132.6 million budget for fiscal year 2022 Wednesday that slightly increases taxes, boosts pay for emergency medical personnel and establishes a garbage fund."
June 30, 2021
“Our country and South Carolina have moved on from our racist past,” Mace said. “Our Capitol needs to do the same.”
June 28, 2021
“If we do what we’re supposed to do, we will have another American century that we can celebrate, even flourish in, and freedom in a way that we haven’t seen in a long time,” - Sen. Tim Scott
June 22, 2021
"Teachers will see a pay raise and students at public colleges and universities will see tuition rates stay the same next school year under a state spending plan headed to the governor."
June 21, 2021
“Until the investigation is complete, any decision on a prosecutor is premature. No one has been charged yet so there’s no one to prosecute.” - Solicitor Duffie Stone
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."
February 26, 2021
Video Regarding possible updates to ACT 388
December 7, 2020
A comprehensive guide developed by the Greater Island Council's Education Committee
July 20, 2020
Understanding SAFE Grants, a program, developed by Gov. Henry McMaster, to address the educational needs of eligible K5-12 students who attend a participating independent school in SC.