by Sam Spence
The State op-ed from Cindi Scoppe: "These freshman state legislators are right: Blow up state government"
If lawmakers want to talk about a new constitution last updated in the days of Tillman, Charleston state Sen. Marlon Kimpson says that reparations for descendants of slaves should be a part of that discussion. Source: The State
If the door is opened for a constitutional convention, last amended in 1895 to systematically disenfranchise African-Americans, I plan to introduce the subject of reparations for the descendants of slaves who built this state providing free labor. https://t.co/o06nZpGE3x— Sen. Marlon Kimpson (@KimpsonForSC) March 5, 2018
People of color are still experiencing the impact of the Tillman Constitution. I'm not interested simply changing roles of power and titles in a new paper. We need to address the fundamental inequities that still exist and barriers to economic inclusion resulting from Tillman. https://t.co/rpKJOSw8f2— Sen. Marlon Kimpson (@KimpsonForSC) March 6, 2018
State Rep. Nancy Mace teed off on Shannon Faulkner's remark at a Citadel event over the weekend that she said she considers herself "a member of The Citadel family" and "a Citadel alumni" despite not graduating. Mace blasted Faulkner on Facebook over her "failure," saying that she "can't even begin to comprehend" what she went through to graduate from the unofficial military academy. Source: P&C, Facebook
P&C headline: "Machinists union files another petition to represent Boeing workers in North Charleston"
As state lawmakers debate a state law that would prohibit local governments from banning plastic bags, Mt. Pleasant appears poised to pass a ban that would take effect after one year. Source: P&C