School choice (a.k.a. vouchers) are on the table

By Linda HardmanLegislative Chair, DWGC South Carolina lawmakers vowed that pushing through a school choice (vouchers) bill would be a top priority for the 125th Legislative Session, and they have been true to their word. S.39 was pre-filed in November of 2021 and in January of this year it was

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February Meeting

Lobbyist takes a dive into education legislation State legislators have their eyes on education. And in many cases, not in a good way. Janelle Rivers, the League of Women Voters of South Carolina’s education advocacy specialist/lobbyist, will be our guest speaker on February 13. Dr.

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We need serious solutions from elected officials

By Laura HaightPresident, DWGC “We’ve got serious problems and we need serious people to solve them.”– Michael Douglas in The American President This cultural meme is no less accurate because of its source. We do have serious problems and, it seems, little interest among the Republican majority

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Can a bunch of blue dots change a red state?

By Laura HaightPresident, DWGC Yes, I believe we can. The remarks that follow were delivered at the January 9, 2023 meeting. They are reprinted here with some editing. The best of times and the worst of times. I think that adequately describes how it has felt to be a blue dot in this red state

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Leadership changes, values don’t

November 2022 was a November to remember, as evidenced by the multiple events that have transpired since then. The seeds of discontent and concern that were present before November have begun to sprout all over the state and here in Greenville. There is much finger-pointing and consternation

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Five major issues are key in 2023 State House

Curated by Linda Hardman | Content source: The Greenville News The South Carolina General Assembly convenes its two-year schedule on January 10 with a new, more far-right look. The new House Speaker, Murrell Smith, (R) from Sumter will be presiding over a far more conservative Republican set of

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