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Sanford and House Freedom Caucus delay vote on RyanCare

Rep. Mark Sanford and his nearly 40 colleagues on the House Freedom Caucus were instrumental in delaying the vote for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), promoted by Speaker Paul

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Sandy Senn wants Charleston County to get fair share of gas tax funds

State Senator Sandy Senn, who represents most of West Ashley and James Island and parts of Johns Island and Dorchester County, says that she will not support the proposed 12

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Flood zone maps being revised

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of revising flood-zone risk maps for Charleston County. At a Tues. workshop at C.E. Williams Middle School, Charleston County employees

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Rally against gas tax increase set for Capitol

Conservative group Americans For Prosperity – South Carolina is sponsoring a rally in opposition to a proposed increase in the state’s 16 cents per gallon fuels tax Tues. at 1:30

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Charleston poised to join Top 10 in sales tax rate

Charleston retailers were recently advised by the South Carolina Dept. of Revenue that the sales tax rate will rise from 8.5% to 9.0% effective May 1, 2017. That elevates Charleston

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Trump budget slashes climate change funding

President Donald Trump submitted a budget Wed. which calls for a $13.6 Billion decrease in discretionary spending compared with the 2017 fiscal year budget. The document is titled A Budget

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Gas tax bill advances in Senate

The SC Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill to raise the state fuels tax 12 cents per gallon over a six-year period. The full House called for a 10 cents

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RyanCare in flux

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) favored by Speaker Paul Ryan was scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). While the CBO report projected that it would lower federal budget

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Do we want to “retrofit suburbia”?

At the March meeting of the West Ashley Revitalization Commission (WARC), Dover Kohl planning consultant Emily Glavey posted the goals sought by the City of Charleston in developing the West

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WAHS students get hands-on business experience

Students in the West Ashley High School Merchandising class have the opportunity to operate a retail business, the Cat Shack, a store which sells snacks, beverages, apparel and school supplies.

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