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Allen University chooses Modjeska Simkins book for campus “read along”

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:56:01 +0000

To celebrate Library Week, on April 11 students from Allen University took turns reading from a booklet about Modjeska Monteith Simkins that the SC Progressive Network published in 2014. Students led what they called a “read in,” and also held … Continue reading

Gender wage gap costs SC women nearly $11.8 billion a year

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:30:50 +0000

A state-by-state analysis released for Equal Pay Day tomorrow reveals that a woman employed full time, year-round in South Carolina is typically paid just 78 cents for every dollar paid to a man – a yearly pay difference of $9,995. … Continue reading

Sudden move on solar energy leaves public in the dark

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:35:52 +0000

Not to sound alarmist, but the last time we saw Rep. Bill Sandifer – Chair of the Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee – jam a bill through LCI was in 2007, when the now-maligned Base Load Review Act went straight … Continue reading

Quinn sentence highlights need for voter restitution law

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 03:47:11 +0000

Former Rep. Rick Quinn on Monday was sentenced by Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen to probation, community service and fined $1,000 for misconduct in office. The Republican represented District 69 in Lexington County before he was indicted and suspended from the … Continue reading

Victims of political corruption object to paying for crime

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:43:25 +0000

When Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen hears arguments in the sentencing hearing of former Rep. Rick Quinn (R-Lexington) on Monday, she will also be considering who should pay to replace him in the legislature. While Judge Mullen has the discretion … Continue reading

Money in SC Politics forum video

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:42:49 +0000

If you missed our roundtable at USC’s School of Law on Feb. 6, you can watch it here. Panelists included Lynn Teague, Vice President, League of Women Voters of SC; John Crangle, Govt. Relations Director, SC Progressive Network; Rep. Gilda … Continue reading

SC State House elections are nation’s least competitive

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:27:50 +0000

Lawmakers and advocates to pose solutions at Feb. 6 public forum in Columbia South Carolina has the least competitive elections in the country, according to a recent study that concluded only 6 percent of legislative races in the Palmetto State … Continue reading

Anti-corruption bills to watch in 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:39:56 +0000

Building on the work done since the SC Progressive Network‘s forum Corruption in the Palmetto State last May, we want to go beyond identifying the problems in our ailing democracy to focus on remedies, both legislative and cultural. The Progressive … Continue reading

Forum to address corrupting role of money in state politics

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:45:10 +0000

Money in SC Politics: a roundtable discussion Feb. 6, 7-9pm USC Law School Auditorium, 1525 Senate St., Columbia As South Carolina reels from the growing corruption scandal in the State House, the public is invited to a timely round-table discussion … Continue reading