Tag Archives: ethics

Powerful legislative chairman profits from state-funded groups

November 2, 2018

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Update: S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Darlington, on 12/4/18 informed White that he would be removed from the Ways and Means Committee, according to a prepared statement from White on 12/5/18. White was transferred to the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee. Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter, was appointed to replace White as the Ways and […]

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SLED won’t release investigative file on former S.C. House speaker

October 31, 2018

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  By RICK BRUNDRETT In requesting this month’s public release of a state grand jury report into legislative corruption, special prosecutor David Pascoe wrote that he “firmly believes that the greatest weapon against corruption and incompetence in government is transparency.” Yet the State Law Enforcement Division, which assisted Pascoe, declined multiple open-records requests this year […]

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Local charity billboard campaign features State House candidate

May 30, 2018

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By RICK BRUNDRETT If you drive through the busy intersection of Pine Street and Country Club Road on Spartanburg’s south side, you can’t miss a billboard showing state Rep. Eddie Tallon with his arm around a smiling child and the words “Future Legislator” at the bottom. On the surface, the billboard appears to be a […]

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S.C. legislators know how to protect their own wallets

March 9, 2018

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By RICK BRUNDRETT In the S.C. General Assembly, lawmakers can’t seem to resist pushing legislation that could benefit their businesses’ bottom lines. The practice has been perfectly legal for more than a quarter century – and they wrote the ethics laws. Consider this: On the same day last week, at least three House bills were […]

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