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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Disabled DDSN Clients Overcharged for Room and Board, Ex-Commissioner Claims | The Nerve

Disabled DDSN Clients Overcharged for Room and Board, Ex-Commissioner Claims | The Nerve



Intellectually or physically disabled clients under the care of at least three local service providers that contract with the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs have been overcharged for room and board, an outspoken former DDSN commission member contends.
Deborah McPherson of Columbia, whose term on the commission wasn’t renewed this year by Gov. Nikki Haley, toldThe Nerve she was informed that Chesco Services in Chesterfield County, the Greenville County DSN (Disabilities and Special Needs) Board, and the Orangeburg County DSN Board haven’t been properly crediting U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsidies to room-and-board costs charged to clients. She voiced her concerns during an Aug. 21 meeting of the DDSN commission, naming the three service providers.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Family Dollar in bidding war as Dollar General tops Dollar Tree offer - Telegraph

What happens to the Tree after the dust settles and the Family becomes the General?



Family Dollar in bidding war as Dollar General tops Dollar Tree offer - Telegraph: "The three dollar retailers may have similar names, but they operate rather different strategies. Dollar Tree prices everyday items at $1 or less, and is focussed on the suburbs. Family Dollar targets low-income shoppers in urban and rural areas, with items at a range of deeply discounted prices. Dollar General follows a similar model to Family Dollar, but is almost exclusively focussed on rural markets."



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Mr 'Untouchable' Harrell has a New Prosecutor Who Has Ties to Speaker | The Nerve

Announced New Prosecutor in Harrell Case Has Ties to Speaker | The Nerve:



1st Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe
"...Earlier in his remarks, Harrell, the House speaker since 2005 and who was first elected to the House in 1992, portrayed himself as a type of test case for investigations of lawmakers.

“I believe that – and I told you all this from the very beginning – I was targeted.

Because if they succeeded in this template that they were trying to put together, anybody in this room could be next with that template because what they were doing just plain wasn’t right.

Because I am the speaker, I was the easy target.”..."



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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Harrell: State Grand Jury Investigation Over; Wilson Off Case | The Nerve

Harrell: State Grand Jury Investigation Over; Wilson Off Case | The Nerve: "House Speaker Bobby Harrell announced this morning the state grand jury investigation of him has ended, and that S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is off the case, Bart Daniel, one of Harrell’s attorneys, confirmed to The Nerve."



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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Do South Carolinians Have the Right to Work? | The South Carolina Policy Council

Source Link: Do South Carolinians Have the Right to Work? | The South Carolina Policy Council:

"REMEMBER, THE FREEDOM TO WORK MEANS MORE THAN THE ABSENCE OF UNIONS"
"...South Carolina’s poor economy (48th lowest per capita income in the nation, poor education system, low graduation rates) can’t be attributed to a weak right-to-work law. It’s the product, rather, of bad policy and government interference..."



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