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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 cents per gallon fuels tax increase in the Senate unless

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 advised property owners of their current flood risk status and

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 pm on the first floor of the Capitol building.  A

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 to the sixth highest sales tax rate in the country,

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 Blueprint to Make America Great Again. The discretionary budget does

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 per gallon increase on Mar. 1 by a veto-proof 97-18

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 deficits by $337 Billion over 10 years, it also projected

West Ashley planning workshops set

The West Ashley Revitalization Commission (WARC) held its monthly meeting Wed. at the Emanu-El Synagogue in the Park Shore 3 subdivision. The focus of the meeting was announcing a series of interactive meetings requesting citizen input on future plans for

Summerville Mayor extends forum to Facebook

Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson does monthly public forums the Wed. before the second Thursday Town Council meetings. While he addresses a live audience at Summerville Town Hall, he also broadcasts the forums live on Facebook and takes questions from his

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