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BRACK: Cast of characters grows in corruption probe

BRACK: Cast of characters grows in corruption probe

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |  With three politicos added last week to the ongoing corruption scandal at the Statehouse, it’s getting kind of hard to keep up with the cast of characters.  Here’s a handy guide for what’s going on:

To date, seven Republicans – six legislators or ex-legislators and uber-consultant Richard Quinn Sr. – have been indicted in the probe that goes back to 2014 when state officials started looking into the campaign finances of the sitting House speaker.

by · 10/23/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
COMMENTARY, Brack: Looking beyond corruption at the Statehouse

COMMENTARY, Brack: Looking beyond corruption at the Statehouse

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |  The S.C. General Assembly is far different than 27 years ago when Operation Lost Trust blew open the cozy culture of the Statehouse with federal charges against 28 legislators and lobbyists in a cash-for-votes sting.

People went to jail.  Some avoided it.  Ethics rules were changed to become some of the toughest in the nation as it became virtually impossible for people to buy a cup of coffee legally for a friend in the legislature.  

by · 10/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
State emergency management officials hunkered down Friday to plan for Irma's impact.  Photo provided.

BRACK:  What government gets right and what needs more work

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |  With a storm breathing down the state’s neck, people turn to state and local governments for leadership, safety and solutions.  While government gets scrutiny year-round, maybe we should look at what’s working so we appreciate it more – and examine what may need some help so that it works better.

by · 09/11/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
MYSTERY:  Where’s this big red heart?

MYSTERY: Where’s this big red heart?

Local architect Steve Coe sent along this Mystery Photo as something that could stump readers. Clue: It’s in the state, but you’re not getting much else from us. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 02/20/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos