Top Five

TOP FIVE:   From vetoes to working together

TOP FIVE:   From vetoes to working together

Here are top five stories you might have missed and should consider reading:

1. Legislature sits on budget vetoes until January
2. State needs to deal with teacher exodus
3. Chinese companies like South Carolina
4. Study: Tax cuts don’t lead to economic growth
5. VIDEO: Senator says secular and religious communities can work together

by · 06/30/2017 · News, Top Five
TOP FIVE:   From car insurance costs to abortion politics to Trump’s supporters

TOP FIVE: From car insurance costs to abortion politics to Trump’s supporters

Five stories you might have missed over the last week:

1. Car insurance premiums spike thanks to crashes, repair bills, The Post and Courier, June 6, 2017

2. College tuition high in Palmetto State, Sam Becker in Cheat Sheet, June 7, 2017

3. Planned Parenthood cries foul to gubernatorial attacks, The State, June 6, 2017

4. Oversight by Higher Ed takes a hit, opinion in The Post and Courier, June 8, 2017

5. Why working-class whites keep supporting Trump, Jonathan Capehart in the Washington Post, June 6, 2017

by · 06/09/2017 · News, Top Five
TOP FIVE:   From ethics and MOX to education and back to ethics

TOP FIVE: From ethics and MOX to education and back to ethics

Five stories you may have missed:
1. Ethics decision awaits Senate action
2. Trump budget shouldn’t kill MOX facility at SRS
3. Sanford invokes Goldilocks in describing Trump budget
4. Americans want more from higher education
5. Do your ethics depend on your electronics?

by · 05/26/2017 · News, Top Five
TOP FIVE:   From gas tax and 2018 race to free tuition, more

TOP FIVE: From gas tax and 2018 race to free tuition, more

Staff reports | Our weekly Top Five feature, absent for a few weeks, is back with gusto. It offers big stories or views from the past week with policy and legislative implications. Read more about:

1. GOP senators thwart efforts to talk about gas tax next week.
2. GOP candidates may challenge McMaster in 2018
3. Senate Dems propose free tuition for tech colleges
4. Beasley appointed to head U.N. food program
5. How to stop the opioid epidemic

by · 03/31/2017 · News, Top Five
Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster during a nomination speech of President-elect Donald Trump at this year's GOP convention.

TOP FIVE: From McMaster’s priorities to common-sense investing

In this week’s Top Five stories you might have missed:

* McMaster offers insights into state’s challenges;
* How to fix sales taxes today;
* Hofferth outlines need for more higher ed support, funding;
* Scoppe asks legitimate questions on pension funding;
* Mayor pushes continued beach renourishment.

by · 02/17/2017 · News, Top Five
TOP FIVE:   On tax credits, gas tax, big fines, broadband, food insecurity

TOP FIVE: On tax credits, gas tax, big fines, broadband, food insecurity

Staff reports | Here are five stories over the last few days that you might have missed:

* Kimpson unveils economic plan for working families
* Lots of state considering gas tax hikes
* S.C.’s $100 million nuke claim dismissed — for now
* Deploy broadband now to make America great
* How post offices can help fight food insecurity

by · 02/10/2017 · News, Top Five
TOP FIVE:   On teachers, books, literacy, pensions and division

TOP FIVE: On teachers, books, literacy, pensions and division

Five stories you might have missed in the first week of February in 2017:
* More teachers are leaving, a phenomenon that is causing unease in education circles.
* State Treasurer Curtis Loftis has new ammo in his fight to fix the state’s pension system.
* A new book of essays suggests some fixes for South Carolina — including more reading by kids.
* A Florida prison literacy program is changing lives.
* Why it’s important to bridge the urban-rural divide in the Carolinas.

by · 02/02/2017 · News, Top Five
TOP FIVE:   On protectionism, lawsuit, courts, education and corruption

TOP FIVE: On protectionism, lawsuit, courts, education and corruption

Our weekly Top Five feature offers big stories or views from the past week with policy and legislative implications. This week: protectionism, disability lawsuit, courts, education and corruption

by · 01/27/2017 · News, Top Five