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News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Set. 16, 2014

Christie Fortune: New Jersey unloads investment related to Charlie Baker 'pay-to-play' allegations. Revolting. In North & South Carolina - with gun-toting, union-buster Gov. Nikki Haley in SC and in NC, not even stumping for an GOP Gov candidate, but a Senate candidate. Show More Summary

Nikki Haley Ad: We Started Asking Welfare Users What Kind of Work They Could Do

In her latest ad to promote her re-election bid, Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) touts her efforts to steer welfare recipients toward work. "I fundamentally believe that people want paychecks, not welfare checks," Haley said. So we started asking...Show More Summary

Governors Not Told About Illegals Dumped in Their States

ASPEN, Colorado—At a closed-door meeting with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was blunt. “Look, you’ve got these undocumented children,” she recalled telling Johnson, “You haven’t told any of the governors anything. Show More Summary

SC officials won’t release details of $35.7M grant for tire plant

By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve On June 16, Gov. Nikki Haley announced that Singapore-based Giti Tire would locate a $560 million manufacturing plant in Chester County, bringing 1,700 jobs over 10 years. Less than two weeks earlier, on June 5, the county was approved for a $35,775,000 state grant to “offset the costs of...

Food stamp use soars in South Carolina

By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve Gov. Nikki Haley wasn’t bashful when news broke that the state’s unemployment rate had fallen to 5.3 percent in April – the lowest rate in 13 years, as proudly noted by the Republican governor. “This kind of progress says a lot about our state, our workforce, and all the...

SC Gov. Nikki Haley Encourages Selling SC-Made Guns in SC

On June 30 South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) toured the new facilities of rifle manufacturer PTR Industries. While touring she stressed her commitment to see South Carolina-made rifles sold in South Carolina sporting goods locations. Show More Summary

SC governor’s office targets national gun rights group

By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve The head of a national gun-rights organization says Gov. Nikki Haley’s office last week tried to “bully” his group after hundreds of members contacted her office opposing a touted ethics-reform bill. Dudley Brown, executive vice-president and CEO of the National Association for Gun Rights, told The Nerve on Friday...

South Carolina Legislature Penalizes Colleges for Teaching Gay-Themed Books

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has approved an item in the state's 2014–15 budget that forces two public colleges to spend a combined nearly $70,000 on teaching the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist papers as punishment for assigning students "gay-themed books," the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

South Carolina Governor Upholds Weird, Punitive, Not Really A Compromise Concerning LGBT Curricula

The Advocate has a story up that South Carolina Governor -- and I'm guessing Republican Vice-Presidential front-runner, at least right now -- Nikki Haley has approved a budge that punishes two state schools for assigning reading that has LGBT subject matter. Show More Summary

Big taxpayer-funded gifts behind big SC job announcements

By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve In a press release Monday, Gov. Nikki Haley touted her announcements of three separate Upstate economic development projects, which officials say will eventually bring a collective 7,100 jobs, as the “Biggest Single Day Jobs Announcement in South Carolina State History.” What Haley barely mentioned in her official press statements,...

Obamacore: Bad to the Core

In the past week, Govs. Nikki Haley of South Carolina and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma evicted Common Core from public schools, even at the risk of losing hundreds of millions of federal dollars promised to states adopting it. Haley and Fallin...Show More Summary

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Posts Major Twitter Fail

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Today, Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) found out what can happen when you try to tweet an Instagram photo. Haley was heralding her state's passage of an education reform bill that will give more funds to schools in poorer areas when she posted a photo to Instagram, which in turn went out on her official Twitter account.

Fair Or Too Far? South Carolina Governor Officially Calls For The End Of Black Bike Week

South Carolina Governor Calls For End Of Black Bike Week via Fox News After a bloody Memorial Day weekend left three dead and seven wounded along the Grand Strand, Gov. Nikki Haley wants to end the annual Atlantic Beach Bikefest

South Carolina 'will no longer educate children,' according to governor's social media fail

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) on Monday learned the perils of automatically cross-posting messages from one social media account to another when this botched tweet went out into the world: No, the state isn't shuttering all its schools. Show More Summary

South Carolina is the second state to get rid of Common Core

It looks like 2+2 actually equals 4 again. At least it does in South Carolina, thanks in part to the efforts of Governor Nikki Haley who signed a bill requiring South Carolina to get rid of the controversial Common Core standards and...Show More Summary

Two more states pull out of Common Core

Two Republican governors, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Nikki Haley of South Carolina, have just signed laws pulling their states out of the Common Core State Standards initiative amid growing anti-Core sentiment around the country. Fallin signed the law on Thursday, while Haley did it last week, joining Indiana in officially rejecting the Core. A few […]

SC Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Bill Requiring State to Replace Common Core

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has signed a bill that requires her state to drop the Common Core standards and replace them with new content standards for school year 2015-2016. Haley’s signature on the bill, H3893, on May 30 makes...Show More Summary

South Carolina Legislature says Gov. Haley is underpaid

By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve Gov. Nikki Haley and the state’s eight other constitutional officers are underpaid – some significantly less – compared to their counterparts in the country. So says a study quietly authorized by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2012. The Nerve recently obtained a copy of the 47-page report, dated...

South Carolina Legislature Approves Common Core Replacement Bill

South Carolina lawmakers have passed a bill that would review and replace the Common Core standards, but not immediately repeal them. H3893 passed the state Senate 42-0 and the House 80-26. It now heads to Gov. Nikki Haley (R), who is expected to sign the bill. Show More Summary

Forget State Birds: South Carolina Makes Woolly Mammoth its State Fossil

The woolly mammoth is now the state fossil of South Carolina, thanks to a third-grader. Following months of pushback in the South Carolina Senate from creationist state legislators who opposed the idea, Gov. Nikki Haley designated the...Show More Summary

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