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December

IslandPacket.com - Government spending not an economic solution

IslandPacket.comSC must quickly revamp data security protocol

IslandPacket.comState Sen. Davis: Repealing Act 388 not the answer to high taxes in Beaufort County

November

St.AndrewsPatch.comPatch Video Interview: Senator Tom Davis

October

Myrtle Beach OnlinePolitical Briefs

Aiken Standard – Senator Davis to speak at next GOP club meeting

September

Island Packet- Bad federal fiscal policy dictates urgent need for state action

August

Patch.com – Backing Ron Paul, SC Lawmaker Issues Warning to GOP

Reason.com – State Sen. Tom Davis Clarifies Anti-Bernanke ‘dictator’ Remarks

Spartanburg Herald Journal – Monday notes from the Republican National Convention in Tampa

GoUpstate.com- SC notes from the Republican National Convention

St.AndrewsPatch.com - State Sen. Davis to attend GOP convention, address pre-gathering rally

Chron.com - Sen. Tom Davis Stars at Ron Paul Event in Tampa

Island Packet - State Sen. Davis to attend GOP convention, address pre-gathering rally

Midlands Connect - Ron Paul at fundraiser for SC senator’s campaign

The State - Ron Paul in Columbia to raise money for Sen. Tom Davis

The Republic - Ron Paul appearing at Columbia fundraiser for SC Senate Republican Tom Davis

July

Island Packet - Sustaining veto allows Jasper port to dodge legislative bullet

Savannahnow.com - Last-minute push freed Jasper port board

Island Packet – Left Column under photos, read it here

Southern Political ReportLast-Minute Push Freed Jasper Port Board

June

Island Packet - Beaufort County School District sees increase in state funds from new budget

Island Packet - $2.2 million increase in state funds on tap for Beaufort County schools

SavannahNow.com - Groundbreaking rings in construction of Hardeeville Lexus dealership

The Times & Democrat - THE TIRE STATE: S.C. lawmakers rush through huge tax break for manufacturers

The Nerve - S.C. Lawmakers Rush Through Huge Tax Break for Tire Manufacturers  

TheDigitel.com - SC leading the nation in license plates 

FITSNews.com - Fun With License Plates, Bumpers

Island Packet - Davis, Wilson tout Jasper County port alongside Charleston and Savannah

Fox Carolina 21 - Congressman all for new Jasper port in SC

May 

Island Packet - Mitchelville merits state support

Island Packet - Beaufort County could see a bump in state aid after Senate budget vote

Savannahnow.comJasper port board curbs inserted into S.C. budget

Savannahnow.com - Jasper port board likely to remain free from greater S.C. influence

Charlotte Observer - SC senators attempting to put candidates on ballot

The Post & Courier - S.C. taxpayers have hard time tracking jobs incentives

Savannahnow.com - Bill said to protect Savannah harbor deepening hits snag in S.C. Senate

The StateConservation Bank clears Senate hurdle

April

Island PacketBeaufort County Circuit Court sides with magistrate judges in retroactive pay raise

Island PacketBeaufort County redesigns website for faster service

The Bellingham HeraldS.C. Republicans step in line behind Romney

The Post and CourierMoney ‘speaks’: S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s PAC doled out big money in campaign donations, contracts

Bluffton TodayDavis, Pinckney unite behind Bluffton ports expert

Boston HeraldSouth Carolina could be a barometer for Mitt Romney

The StateSC Republicans back Romney

March

International Business Times Jeb Bush Endorses Mitt Romney: What Top Endorsements Say About Candidates And Their Campaigns

Island Packet - Sen. Davis seeks to halt Sea Pines dredging plan

February

Island PacketSenate makes progress on restructuring

The State - S.C. & Ga. at impasse over Jasper port

January

YouTube SC Senator Tom Davis on FOX News 01/22/12

The State Column Tom Davis: Ron Paul showed ‘progress’ in South Carolina Primary

Allvoices - Ron Paul supporters explode during his S.C. campaign (Video)

ShortNews.com Election 2012: Ron Paul Receives Coveted South Carolina Endorsement From Tom Davis and 3 other Senators

Paulitical Ticker with Jack Hunter Heroic Tom Davis

The State - Paul’s candidacy takes on feel of a movement in South Carolina

WSJ Ron Paul Picks Up Endorsements, Vows to Stay in GOP Race

Washington Post Blog The best South Carolina political tweeters

Examiner - More SC Senators endorse Ron Paul

Examiner - South Carolina Tea Party Champion Endorses Ron Paul

The Right Perspective - Ron Paul now in second in South Carolina

ABC News - Ron Paul Returns to SC, Picks Up Endorsement

BuzzFeed - Slowly But Surely, The Republican Party Is Coming To Ron Paul

The State - To SC supporters, Paul is a movement, not just a candidate

Irmo-Seven Oaks Paul Receives More Endorsements Hours After Boos at Myrtle Beach Debate

Examiner Ron Paul receives coveted Tom Davis endorsement

MSNBC-First Read Paul: This is a ‘two-man race’ 

The State Column Sen. Tom Davis endorses Ron Paul for president

CNN Political Ticker Paul scores sought-after endorsement in South Carolina

Washington Times Inside the Beltway

Island Packet - Sen. Tom Davis endorses Ron Paul in GOP race

FITSNews - Three Upstate SC Senators To Endorse Ron Paul For President

Island PacketLegislative session must target tax reform

FITSNews Tom Davis To Endorse In SC Prez Primary

December

Yahoo!/APSC Port board halts new spending for Jasper port

Aiken Standard S.C. GOP’s primary funding dodge irks Republicans

November

CNN Politics5 things to look for in GOP debate

The Digitel BeaufortS.C. goes to war on self, following deal to deepen the Savannah port (Update: Fire on Haley)

September

Carolina Politics OnlineHaley Spends $127k on European Business Trip

August

Island Packet - GOP presidential hopefuls court Sen. Davis

Post & Courier - Don’t classify S.C. budget as ‘conservative’

May

Island Packet – Real tax reform means everything on the table

Island Packet – BMI Invitational croquet tournament is today

Island Packet - Bill to regulate HOAs gets new life in Senate

The State - The S.C. Political Buzz

The State - Truth squadding the budget debate

Augusta Chronicle – Court or veto might alter stimulus fight

April

The Nerve - Top Project Carries Hefty Taxpayer Tab

Huffington Post - South Carolina State Senator Rails Against Corporate Power At Tea Party Rally

ExaminerS.C. Sen. Tom Davis is ‘very optimistic’ Heritage sponsor will be found

Think Progress - South Carolina State Sen: Today’s Tea Party Should Go After…

Forbes/AP – South Carolina $5.7B budget plan gets key approval

Greenville News – Some senators decry budget’s impact on teachers, public safety

The State – Alternate budget rejected

Greenville News – Senate approve state budget

WBTV – SC budget plan would cut $200M, use to pay debt

The State - Budget battle resumes with stimulus fight ahead

Myrtle Beach Sun News - Brunswick County asks state to broaden property tax relief

Augusta Chronicle - Ryberg, Davis will push budget option

Island Packet - Key progress made in bill to protect rivers

Island Packet - Alternative budget offers better way for South Carolina taxpayers (Tom and Sen. Greg Ryberg)

The State - Sanford sticks by using fees for wildfire budget

Island Packet – County billboard ban nobody else’s business

Myrtle Beach Sun News – SC governor wants to cut money for wildfire fighting

Greenville News – Immigration rules may lack funds

The State - Senate snips local budgets $50 million

The State – It doesn’t have to be this way (Tom and Sen. Greg Ryberg)

Island Packet – Proposed state billboard legislation worries local officials

Island Packet – POA bill needs work, including a reason for it

Myrtle Beach Sun NewsSC Supreme Court won’t hear stimulus challenge

The StateS.C. Politics Today

Greenville NewsState Senate debates alternative budget

The State – Holman: Protect our water

Greenville NewsState facing ‘brutal’ new cut

Anderson Independent Mail – New Senate budget plan funds education, cuts other areas

WRDWBudget proposal uses Medicaid money for SC schools

Forbes.comSenators resume writing SC budget, warning of cuts

Island PacketLocal Briefs

Island PacketStop the grandstanding, draft responsible budget

Greenville NewsAid talks get renewed push

Island Packet - Don’t miss chance to learn, help country

Island Packet - Davis proposes compromise on $700-million stimulus package

WACHStimulus deadline looms

ProPublica – Stimulus Showdown: Governors Fire Blanks on Certification Deadline

WOLO – Can Sanford Reach A Middle Ground On The Stimulus?

Post and Courier - Sanford to accept most of funding

The State – SC Politics Today

Greenville News – Sanford says he may have 2 years to accept stimulus funds

The State – S.C. Politics Today

March

Post and Courier - Finally calling the voting roll

WACH – The latest on the state stimulus controversy

Beaufort Gazette – Davis, Herbkersman critical of DHEC’s findings in Lanese case

Beaufort Gazette – Beaufort native Lawton among 7 war dead to be honored today

Island Packet – Sign of the times: Levy man offers to work using roadside billboard

Beaufort Gazette – Water Authority wants OK to expand into Hampton, Colleton

The State – Quote of the day

The State (by Tom)Davis: Predatory dumping hazardous to our economy

Beaufort Gazette – Davis schedules series of constituent forums

Free TimesTrash Talk

Augusta ChronicleAcross South Carolina

Beaufort GazetteSupport Moratorium on waste dump sites

Beaufort Gazette – Pending bill aims to ease transitions for military children

Post and CourierTimeout on dumping permits

Post and Courier (by Tom)Government’s proper role a central element of port debate

February

The State (by Tom) - Davis: Port debate highlights issue of proper role of government

The State – Waste firms gear up for landfill fight

Beaufort Gazette – Local legislators want higher priority for Jasper port project

The State – Public to comment on proposed megadump ban

Greenville News (by Tom)Best business practices must govern ports

Greenville News – State spending sources questioned

WIS – New state agency could take a deeper look at state spending

Beaufort Gazette – Impact fee promising, but store vote is not

Beaufort Gazette – Bring sense of urgency to Jasper port proposal

Beaufort Gazette – 200 people pack into local hearing on proposed school impact fees

Beaufort Gazette – Builders oppose school impact fees

Post and Courier – Rose appears to have found key to school-impact fees

Island Packet – State should stay out of association business

Beaufort Gazette – Analysis: Will a political price be paid for Whale Branch controversy?

Beaufort Gazette – Impact fees unfair to new home buyers

Beaufort Gazette – Experts: Jasper port project may not get off ground until 2024

Island Packet – Sanford appoints Tom Davis to SC Military Base Task Force

Beaufort Gazette – Time for new debate on school impact fees

Beaufort Gazette – Bill would eliminate ‘point of sale’ boost in real estate taxes

Augusta Chronicle – Georgia, South Carolina officials debate future of Jasper Port

Beaufort Gazette – County senators plan special legislation to allow impact fees for schools

Savannah Morning NewsS.C. pushes for Jasper Port

January

SavannahNowS.C. lawmakers protest Savannah Harbor plans

Island Packet – Time to say enough on Bluffton annexations

Augusta Chronicle – Beaufort lawmakers call stimulus irresponsible

Free Times – Leatherman Pushing Tax Exemption Reform

Island Packet – What’s the point of POA legislation?

Island Packet – Stimulus dollars won’t be spent on county road-building projects …

Beaufort Gazette - DHEC reform starts with cabinet status

Island Packet - Senate bill calls for $10 fee on all properties in community associations

Beaufort Gazette - Davis hopes Ports Authority’s new leader recognizes local concerns, free markets

FITSNews - The 2010 GOP Race: Who Will Emerge?

FITSNews - Tom Davis V. South Carolina’s 1895 Constitution

Charleston Business Journal - State senator says S.C. Constitution ‘born in sin’

Beaufort Gazette - Medicaid recipients could lose hospice care

Island Packet - Many area legislators support Sanford takeover of DHEC

Beaufort Gazette - Local legislators, Sanford prioritizing education in 2009

Beaufort Gazette - Port Royal council wants appraisal of shuttered port reviewed

Beaufort Gazette - Sen. Davis pens a lengthy list of goals for his first term in office

FITSNews - SC Public Schools Banking Millions

The State - The ’09 General Assembly agenda: Cut, cut and cut

Charleston Post and Courier - Sweeping or not, look for changes in port operations

Beaufort Gazette - Lawyers angered over lack of payment in non-capital cases

Southern Political Report - Sanford sticks with brinksmanship, even with economy on brink

Archive: 2008