Western Kingbird – 20 January 2022 – Fort Moultrie, Mt. Pleasant, Charleston Co., SC – Dennis Forsythe

Western Kingbird – 20 January 2022 – Fort Moultrie, Mt. Pleasant, Charleston Co., SC – Dennis Forsythe Western Kingbird – 20 January 2022 – Fort Moultrie, Mt. Pleasant, Charleston Co., SC – Dennis Forsythe Source: Carolina Bird Club Western Kingbird – 20 January 2022 – Fort Moultrie, Mt. Pleasant, Charleston Co., SC – Dennis Forsythe

Draft 2022 Aquatic Plant Management plan available for public review until February 22, 2022

Draft 2022 Aquatic Plant Management plan available for public review until February 22, 2022

The public is invited to review and provide comments on the Draft 2022 South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management plan through the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). Comments and suggestions should be submitted in writing or email and received by February 22, 2022. No telephone comments will be considered.
Source: SCDNR
Draft 2022 Aquatic Plant Management plan available for public review until February 22, 2022

South Carolina Democratic Party Applauds President Biden’s First Year in Office

South Carolina Democratic Party Applauds President Biden’s First Year in Office South Carolina Democratic Party Applauds President Biden’s First Year in Office COLUMBIA, SC — Today marks one year since President Biden and Vice President Harris took office. After four years of divisiveness, hostility, and corruption, this was a breath of fresh air for many Americans. […]

McMASTER TO TOUT “BOLD” AGENDA FUNDED BY BILLS SC REPUBLICANS OPPOSED

McMASTER TO TOUT “BOLD” AGENDA FUNDED BY BILLS SC REPUBLICANS OPPOSED

McMASTER TO TOUT “BOLD” AGENDA FUNDED BY BILLS SC REPUBLICANS OPPOSED

COLUMBIA, SC — Tonight Governor McMaster is set to deliver a hyper-partisan account of the state of the state. Let’s be clear, the governor’s agenda is funded by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which was opposed by every South Carolina Republican. For decades, South Carolina’s infrastructure has been completely neglected. Thankfully, Democrats in Washington delivered for South Carolinians when they needed it most with the American Rescue Plan and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The State of South Carolina under Henry McMaster:

  • Soft on crime: In November, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division released their 2020 crime report. Under Henry’s leadership, murder rates increased 22.1% and the rate of aggravated assaults grew 10.1%. Over the past 5 years of Republican control, the murder rate has soared 52.9%.
  • Historic increase in teacher vacancies: According to The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement, teacher vacancies rose over 50% from last year.
  • Defunding public schools: Amid the worst teacher shortage ever, South Carolina Republicans are working to defund public schools by taking $3 billion for voucher programs.
  • COVID Failure: South Carolina ranks third in average daily covid cases per capita. Currently, 15 school districts and 34 individual schools across the state are operating remotely due to covid surges affecting students and teachers.
  • Lack of accessible healthcare: Republican refusal to expand Medicaid (95% of the cost is paid for by the federal government) has left 345,000 South Carolinas without health insurance.

“Every South Carolina Republican opposed the bills that are the basis of our state’s budget, programs, and recovery for the next year,” said SCDP Chair Trav Robertson, Jr. “We will not let Henry take any credit for this, as his party has obstructed every step of the way. It is ironic that Henry is trying to fix his failures by using money his Republican colleagues opposed.

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McMASTER TO TOUT “BOLD” AGENDA FUNDED BY BILLS SC REPUBLICANS OPPOSED