The Republican Record on Income

By Elise Filpot South Carolina’s median household income of $52,309 put it at 42nd in the nation and more than 10K below the national median. In light of the GOP’s historic control of the legislature, that ranking is essentially the Republican record on income in our state.  Is the GOP the

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A conversation with Je’Varus Howard

As part of our project on The Republican Record, we talked with State House District 19 candidate Je’Varus Howard about income and the impact it has on the quality of life, business, and the strength of communities in South Carolina. 16.7 percent of South Carolinians live below the

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By the numbers: A look at SC income

South Carolina has been governed by Republicans for decades – in some parts of the state  for generations. In that time, the state has never crawled out of the basement on any major metric of governmental success. From education to GDP, the state languishes in the basement while other states,

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Medicaid work requirement endangers the most vulnerable

By Laura Haight Following through on an idea they first floated in April of 2018, South Carolina officials are proposing a job requirement as a prerequisite for Medicaid. The proposed rule change would require that clients prove they are working at least 80 hours per month or participating in

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