Irene Gale, Myrtle Beach: I like most of your ideas, but I disagree that this is for college-educated women in a certain age group. As a recent newcomer from free state of Maryland and not a graduate, I vehemently disagree. Yes, women are the answer, but any woman who is appalled by the state and country falling to Republican lies can do her part.” Also, a letter on SC-5.
Barbara Devinney, McCormick: Thank you, Bill Davis, for your article on John de la Howe in the March 10 issue of Statehouse Report. I appreciate the coverage you’ve given to the agency, and I’ve enjoyed reading your email newsletter over the past several years.
Also: Two letters supporting more flexibility for nurse practitioners.
From Helen Ngigi, Smyrna: This new legislation S.C. Senate bill 345 would go a long way in reducing costs to the state of S.C., and keep patients out of the emergency room. This bill is very important in helping improve the health of all patients, especially those in rural areas. Nurse practitioners have a proven record of providing quality care to their patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma, among others.” Other letters from Dr. John MacLaurin and nurse Alison MacLeod
Irving Rosenfeld, James Island: Re: 2/24: Anti-Semitism bill would chill legitimate criticism
I think you have either misread this bill or not read it at all.
Take a look at three letters this week:
* Enjoyed article on Sen. Hugh Leatherman
* Antigovernment groups behind efforts to thwart plastic bag bans
* Radical right has hurt state
Fred Sales, James Island: On the gas tax for roads: The proposal is a start, but given 30 years of the same gas tax, plus inflation, we need a real kick start. At minimum, an increase of 10 cents and additional hikes until it gets in line.
Harry Waddington, Okatie: “Your most recent article regarding the “death spiral” of our state government was quite interesting. My belief is it’s not necessarily the size of government but the quality of those individuals running, or ruining, the show! ”
Click to read three other letters by Fred Sales of James Island, William Heitsman of Darlington and Wyman Oxner of Orangeburg.
Michael Kaynard, Charleston: “Over the past 18 months or so, our country has had to endure some of the most polarizing rhetoric in recent history. I have tortured myself by listening to an overload of trash talk that resulted in the election of Donald Trump as our next president. There has been a great deal of anguish over this result and many seem to have lost hope.”