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Tuition, fees used to pay off skyrocketing university IOUs

August 2, 2018

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By RICK BRUNDRETT If you’re a parent of a student attending a South Carolina public college or university, you probably haven’t been told how a good chunk of rising tuition and fees is being spent. Under state law, tuition and other student fees can be used by schools to pay off certain bonds that typically […]

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Legislators show little transparency about their private income sources

March 29, 2018

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Senator Hugh Leatherman

By RICK BRUNDRETT Since July 2013, the S.C. Department of Transportation has paid a total of more than $7 million to a concrete company with ties to powerful state Sen. Hugh Leatherman. Leatherman, R-Florence and the longtime chairman of the budget-writing Senate Finance Committee, was president of Florence Concrete Products Inc. when he joined the […]

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