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Lowcountry Watchdog

Priority – should we fund bicycle lanes or drainage improvement

Charleston County Council’s Finance Committee recently voted to provide $3 Million from the $2.1 Billion transportation sales tax fund to provide a dedicated pedestrian and bicycle path from West Ashley

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South Carolina needs bold tax reform

For the second year in a row, the South Carolina House of Representatives has established a bi-partisan special committee to investigate tax reform proposals. The 2016 meetings did not result

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CCSD continues top-down approach

In an editorial in Sunday’s Post and Courier Charleston County School Board Chair Kate Darby, Vice Chair Eric Mack, and Audit and Finance Committee Chair Todd Garrett stated that 84

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Lowcountry Source makes case against Charleston Superintendent

I went on Mornings with Kelly Golden on 94.3 WSC radio Wednesday to discuss a petition being circulated by parents which includes 39 grievances against the Charleston County School Board

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Draft Master Plan out of character for West Ashley community

Consulting firm Dover Kohl recently released its first draft of the West Ashley Master Plan, a project that began in January. The draft envisions a West Ashley in which most

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Tree service shortage an issue during Irma recovery

In the wake of Tropical Storm Irma, a lot of families are in need of tree removal services, but the number of qualified crews with operational equipment is in short

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GOP leadership obstructing the Trump agenda

President Donald Trump campaigned on the America First economic agenda. His plan revolved around tax reform, reduction in regulatory policies, renewing our trade policies, and increasing the supply of American

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Where were South Carolina’s utility regulators?

South Carolina’s legislative leaders have howled with righteous indignation over the failed nuclear reactor project involving the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE&G) and the state-owned utility Santee-Cooper. What

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Use Houston floods to pilot Rebuild America’s Infrastructure plan

Hurricane Harvey has devastated the Gulf Coast of Texas as well as Houston, America’s fourth largest city, and other inland areas of South Texas. The lingering storm caused massive flooding

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Charleston has no drainage maintenance schedule

The $300,000 Church Creek Drainage Basin Study, launched in August, has revealed that the City of Charleston has no preventive maintenance schedule for the drainage system. Community meetings organized by

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