Articles by: Statehouse Report

FEEDBACK:  Carr’s commentary describes Comey’s actions well

FEEDBACK:  Carr’s commentary describes Comey’s actions well

David Sweatt, Greenville: “[Former FBI Director James] Comey’s disclosure was premeditated and executed in spite of his very specific and detailed knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and executive privilege. Judge [Robert] Carr describes the events directly and clearly.”

by · 06/23/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Is it a folly or something altogether different?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Is it a folly or something altogether different?

This looks pretty old, which means it might be of interest to history buffs.  But what is it and where is it?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.

HISTORY:  Old Exchange Building, Charleston

HISTORY:  Old Exchange Building, Charleston

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  One of the grandest and most significant public buildings constructed in colonial America, the Exchange and Customs House at 122 East Bay was designed by William Rigby Naylor in 1766 and constructed by Peter and John Adam Horlbeck between 1767 and 1771 on the site of the earlier “Court of Guard” and Half-Moon Battery. The original design included a cellar, a first-floor open arcaded piazza, and a large second-floor assembly room. The roof was hipped with a parapet and lead-coated cupola.

SPOTLIGHT: Riley Institute at Furman University

SPOTLIGHT: Riley Institute at Furman University

This week’s spotlighted underwriter is The Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership, a multi-faceted, non-partisan institute affiliated with the Department of Political Science at Furman University.

by · 06/23/2017 · Underwriters
McMaster

FEEDBACK:  McMaster’s leadership encouraging; Solar legislation might hurt

Dale M. Rhodes: “I believe many readers of Statehouse Report will be aware of the importance of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority in reviewing and approving the authorization and expenditure of certain state funds. Those who have had the opportunity to view the authority’s webcasts may also appreciate the technically complex nature of the transactions under review in that forum, and the concomitant need for detailed preparation and strictly attentive participation by the members.”

Will Williams: “I enjoy your writings and musings. I don’t always agree with them, but what a boring world we would have if everyone agreed on everything. Your column about the environment from the Friday edition is good, but I do disagree with you on solar panel legislation that was proposed.”

by · 06/16/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
Etching of colonists at Fort Moultrie in 1776.

HISTORY:  Fort Moultrie

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  Fort Moultrie  was the site of the June 28, 1776, American victory in the Revolutionary War. Fort Moultrie I, the Revolutionary War–era fort, was replaced in 1798 by Fort Moultrie II, which was followed in 1809 by Fort Moultrie III, which served as a military post until 1947.

SPOTLIGHT: South Carolina Policy Council

SPOTLIGHT: South Carolina Policy Council

This issue’s underwriter is the South Carolina Policy Council. Since 1986, the Policy Council has brought together civic, community and business leaders from all over our state to discuss innovative policy ideas that advance the principles of limited government and free enterprise. No other think tank in South Carolina can match the Policy Council’s success in assembling the top national and state experts on taxes, education, environmental policy, health care and numerous other issues. That ability to bring new ideas to the forefront, lead the policy debate and create a broad base of support for sensible reform is what makes our organization the leader in turning good ideas into good state policy.

by · 06/16/2017 · Underwriters
MYSTERY PHOTO:  This one should be easy

MYSTERY PHOTO:  This one should be easy

After a tough couple of weeks of Mystery Photos, we hope this photo will be a little easier.  Where is it?  What is it?  Send your best guess to:  feedback@statehousereport.com and make sure to include your name and hometown.  If possible, write “Mystery Photo” in the subject line.