The Post and Courier: Securitization can cut SC ratepayer costs for coal plant closures too

An April 4 editorial in The Post and Courier highlighted an ongoing debate in the General Assembly about Duke Energy saving its ratepayers millions through a practice called securitization. The core of the debate is not whether we should help utility monopolies such as Duke Energy and Dominion Energy save ratepayers money, but how much.Continue reading “The Post and Courier: Securitization can cut SC ratepayer costs for coal plant closures too”

Charleston City Paper: Some Lowcountry lawmakers, candidates commit to action on gun violence. Most don’t.

In the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last Tuesday, Charleston City Paper reached out to 34 community and state leaders and candidates via email and Twitter, with one question: “What are you going to do to reduce gun violence?” In addition to live interviews with S.C. Sen. Chip Campsen, R-Charleston, and S.C.Continue reading “Charleston City Paper: Some Lowcountry lawmakers, candidates commit to action on gun violence. Most don’t.”

P&C: Folly Beach Democrat to Deliver Party Message

Democratic state Rep. Spencer Wetmore of Folly Beach will deliver the party’s response to Republican Gov. Henry McMaster’s State of the State address on Jan. 19. “Our policies under the governor’s leadership have relied too much on fear and division,” she said in a media statement from House Democrats. “It’s time we take action forContinue reading “P&C: Folly Beach Democrat to Deliver Party Message”