Commentary

Ulbrich: A new way to look at budgeting

Ulbrich: A new way to look at budgeting

State budgets are driven by a number of factors, like the land area, the weather and climate, the age distribution of the population (how many senior citizens, how many pre-schoolers), the average income level, and the number of people in poverty or in prison.

One letter on Zais, three on Obama

One letter on Zais, three on Obama

Burgess defense of Zais is short on facts To the editor: I found Gary Burgess’s opinion piece in the Statehouse Report on January 2 of particular interest because of its egregious claims regarding what comprises authentic fiscal conservatism, Mick Zais’s […]

by · 01/09/2015 · Commentary, Feedback
Brack: Give Obama more credit, less hate

Brack: Give Obama more credit, less hate

If you look at the numbers, Barack Obama should be a Republican’s dream president. Gas prices are hovering around $2 per gallon in some parts of the Palmetto State — about where they were when the Democrat took over in […]

by · 01/02/2015 · Andy Brack, Commentary
Burgess: Focus on teaching and learning

Burgess: Focus on teaching and learning

By Gary L. Burgess Sr. PENDLETON, S.C. — The big government, status quo, tax and spend, liberal wing of the Republican Party will be in control of preK-12 public education in South Carolina once the new state superintendent-elect is sworn […]

Good issue last week

Good issue last week

To the editor: Thanks for a Statehouse Report fit for the holidays! There’s been so much dreary stuff dumped on us lately I began to fear we’d ever be thankful this season for all we have and all the good […]

by · 12/26/2014 · Commentary, Feedback
Brack: State needs bold strategy

Brack: State needs bold strategy

If you’re about to spend a lot of money on a good vacation, you plan for it. If you’re going to make an investment or build a house, you hire a financial advisor or architect to help you do what? Plan. […]

by · 12/26/2014 · Andy Brack, Commentary
E. Brack: Outrage, anger at CIA’s actions

E. Brack: Outrage, anger at CIA’s actions

By Elliott Brack DEC. 19, 2014 — Outrage! Anger! Disgust! Horror! Shame! Those are some of the emotions I feel after hearing of the way the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States has treated people in detention in the […]

Raise fees on mopeds, trailers

Raise fees on mopeds, trailers

To the editor: I read your article in West Of having to do with our roads.  You offer some suggestions on how to fix our roads, among them raising  our gas tax, registration fees, sales tax, etc. I have a […]

by · 12/19/2014 · Commentary, Feedback