Monthly Archives: July 2018

Is Government the Problem or Part of the Answer to Rural Poverty?

“Rural poverty skyrockets as jobs move away,” read a headline on TheHill.com.  “The number of rural Americans living in poverty has skyrocketed in recent years amidst an economic evolution that has cost hundreds of thousands of manufacturing and mining jobs.” … Continue reading

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PERS financial soundness not so hunky-dory after all

Here we go again. PERS is bumping employer contribution rates, again, to try and keep the retirement system actuarially sound. The Associated Press reported it will cost taxpayers an extra $100 million annually to do so. In 2011, Gov. Haley … Continue reading

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Could Tariffs, Special Election Cause November Surprises?

No surprises in the run-off elections last week with Michael Guest easily defeating Whit Hughes in the 3rd District Republican Primary run-off and David Baria coming back to defeat upstart Howard Sherman handily in the Senate Democratic Primary run-off. Unless … Continue reading

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