Jim DeMint sandbags Boehner’s proposal for fiscal cliff compromise - South Carolina senator and tea party leader Jim DeMint, who announced on Tuesday that he would oppose any fiscal cliff compromise proposed by House Speaker John Boehner which involves raising tax revenue, Palmetto Public Record reported yesterday. In other words, DeMint would rather send the nation’s economy over the fiscal cliff — potentially halting the fledgling economic recovery in its tracks.
Centralized system urged for SC gov’t computers - South Carolina state computer chiefs gave low marks for their agencies’ ability to prevent data breaches and called for centralized computer security management in a report issued Tuesday, according to The State’s Andrew Shain. And state agency computer information officers expect a high threat level of more breaches over the next five years.
Why South Carolina Still Segregates HIV-Positive Prisoners - During the earliest and scariest years of the AIDS crisis, prisons across America commonly housed HIV-positive inmates separately from their HIV-negative counterparts — though that practice has largely disappeared as science and society have changed, according to The Atlantic’s Julie Turkewitz. South Carolina, however, has hung on.
Harrell re-elected as House speaker - GOP House Speaker Bobby of Charleston was re-elected to his leadership post today, according to the Charleston Post & Courier’s Stephen Largen. Harrell, who faced no opposition, was first elected leader of the state House in 2005.
Zais, teachers talk about challenges, successes - State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais paid a visit to Union County schools on Tuesday to discuss successes and challenges with local educators, according to the Spartanburg Herald Journal’s Lee Healy. Zais discussed performance data, poverty and revenue levels for each school, and showed where the schools fall compared to others in the state.
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