Post Tagged with: "Tim Scott"

KIRBY: S.C. deserves better than proposed Obamacare overhaul

KIRBY: S.C. deserves better than proposed Obamacare overhaul

By Thornton Kirby, special to Statehouse Report  |  As CEO of the South Carolina Hospital Association, my friends and neighbors often come to me with questions about how the country’s health care system works.  The dynamics surrounding the cost of care and access are so complex that it’s easy to understand why so many Americans are confused about healthcare reform.

Watching Congress debate changes to our health insurance markets – and seeing the public’s reaction to those proposals – has led me back to two key observations about how we expect our country to work.  First, each of us expects to be treated fairly and equitably.  And second, although our country’s values are rooted in the protection of individual rights, I think most of us agree that we’re collectively better off when we recognize that we’re all in this together.

PHOTOS:  Protests in South Carolina

PHOTOS: Protests in South Carolina

Dozens of people have been protesting the Charleston-area Senate offices of GOP U.S. Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham over cabinet nominations and various proposals by President Donald Trump. The respectful protests by members of MoveOn.org and Indivisible Charleston were to continue today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum to put “pressure on our elected officials to create a public and transparent investigation into President Trump’s Administration’s ties with the Russian government, coinciding with the President’s meeting with Boeing in North Charleston.” As many as 500 people are expected to attend today.

by · 02/17/2017 · Features, Photo
Scott, at podium, discusses formation of the Senate Opportunity Caucus at a Capitol Hill press conference in September.

BRACK: Common sense holds Scott will stay in Senate

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Perhaps the best job in the world for anyone passionate about policy and politics is to be a United States senator.

It pays well. You get to travel. You become part of an exclusive club where you can actually do big, meaningful things. You learn about a lot of different topics. And it can be a special kind of wonky fun, despite long hours, politicking, fund-raising and endless meetings.

by · 12/02/2016 · Andy Brack, Commentary
BRACK:  Time to start thinking deeply about state’s 2018 leadership

BRACK: Time to start thinking deeply about state’s 2018 leadership

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | News that President-elect Donald Trump is considering S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster for prominent roles in his administration highlights how we need to start thinking now about who we want to lead South Carolina in the future.

With the 2016 elections over, Haley is considered a lame duck as her second term as governor ends in two years. As a rising minority star in the Republican party, it’s natural that Trump’s team would look for a big role for Haley, who met Thursday with Trump for what was called “a good discussion,” by a spokesman. “She is very encouraged about the coming administration and the new direction it will bring to Washington.”

by · 11/18/2016 · 2018, Andy Brack, Commentary
TOP FIVE:  On Pascoe-Wilson feud, race, pensions, more

TOP FIVE: On Pascoe-Wilson feud, race, pensions, more

For the week ending July 15, 2016: The state Supreme Court issues an opinion in the feud between solicitor David Pascoe and state Attorney General Alan Wilson with Pascoe being the victor; A look at race in America; Tim Scott on race; Police shootings; more.

by · 07/14/2016 · Top Five
SCORECARD: Up for Mullen, Riley; Down for Haley, Scott

SCORECARD: Up for Mullen, Riley; Down for Haley, Scott

Thumbs up to Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen and Mayor Joe Riley. Thumbs down to Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott.

by · 06/19/2015 · Features, Scorecard
NEWS:  State budget crawls along

NEWS: State budget crawls along

Staff reports | As legislators grappled Thursday with the loss of one of their own to gun violence in a Charleston church, the Senate moved forward with action that has sent three budget bills to conference for compromises with the House.

by · 06/19/2015 · News