The Republican Record

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, including Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina, progress. For the next eight weeks, we’ll explore what exactly South Carolina has gotten from our Republican leadership – and why we can and should demand better.

The schedule: Sept. 8, Guns; Sept. 15, Economy; Sept. 22, Education; Sept. 29, Women’s Well Being; Oct. 6, Income; Oct. 13, Children’s well being; Oct. 20, Healthcare; Oct. 27, Democratic solutions.

The record on guns:

Republicans answer calls for sensible controls with more relaxed rules and permitless carry

The Republican Record: On gun violence

Who Cares About Gun Violence in South Carolina? 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 […]

The Republican Record on Guns: A survivor’s story

Melody McFadden was 17 when her mother was shot to death by her boyfriend. Years later, her niece was killed by in a mass shooting in Myrtle Beach. Melody, a minister and gun violence prevention advocate, has dedicated her life to fighting to make our world safer. In South Carolina – number 1 in the […]

The Republican Record on Guns: By the Numbers

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, including Georgia, Florida, and […]

The Economic Cost of Gun Violence in South Carolina

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, including Georgia, Florida, and […]

The record on economy:

Failure to plan for the future leaves SC stuck in the past – and the bottom 10 percent of states

The Republican Record: On the economy

A failure to plan for the future, leaves SC stuck in the past 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 […]

South Carolina loses out to Southeast competitors

Part of The Republic Record series US News and World Report ranks South Carolina 45th in the country in economic measurements. Here’s a look at some of those, comparing our state to neighboring states – the same one we compete with for incoming business, new business start ups, entrepreneurial growth, venture capital, and corporate headquarters […]

Even on economy, SC is stuck in the basement

Part of The Republican Record series

The record on Education:

SC continues to fail the state’s students and teachers

The Republican Record on Education

An abysmal record of failure is an F for South Carolina 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 […]

Education in SC by the numbers

What’s behind SC’s abysmal record on education

Writer Elise Filpot walks through her key findings in researching The Republican Record on Education.