Filippo Ravalico, Charleston: Thank you for your salute to President Obama. It is much appropriate and appreciated. He is going to be missed even more sorely around the globe (Syria, Yemen and a few other terrible messes notwithstanding).
As a legislator entering my second term, your “tips to be effective legislator” article was well done.
— S.C. Rep. Neal Collins, R-Pickens
More people have been using Statehouse Report’s online comments section than sending traditional email letters to the editor. All you have to do is to enter a comment at the end of any online story and it will go into a queue for approval. Of course, you can send a traditional letter to the editor too by emailing us at email@example.com.
Dale Rhodes: “The Office of the Comptroller General has recently published the state’s Consolidated Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2016, available on the comptroller general’s website.”
From S.C. Rep. Dwight Loftis: You referenced his statement that “the governor’s race is not about individuals but about this state.” It is incumbent that every person elected to public office adopt this priority.
Dale M. Rhodes, Richmond, Va.: “The president-elect would, in my most considered and humble opinion, be best advised to appoint Senate President Pro Tempore Leatherman as Secretary of State. I believe any citizen who has closely followed the pro tem’s career in the service of South Carolina, whose greatness is his only ambition, would agree that Hugh K. Leatherman would bring to that office an abundance of wisdom and gravitas not known since the days of Secretary James Byrnes, and to the lasting security of this country and the fame of the Palmetto State.”
David Kjellquist, Aiken: “I agree with your recent commentary of SCETV. However, you missed a VERY important point. SCETV is NOT just a radio and television network. Emergency Management organizations across the ENTIRE state depend on SCETV towers and related structure for backup emergency communications. “
Jim Rex, Winnsboro, on DHEC: “The expected response from our state’s elected officials to an agency that is not adequately fulfilling its mandate(s) should be to reorganize it and provide the needed oversight, along with the necessary human and financial resources, to ensure that it will perform more effectively in the future.” Also: Letters from B.K. Ashley and Dale Rhodes.