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4:56 am on Tuesday October 1, 2013

The federal shutdown's impact on Charleston

From federal parks, to courts, to Department of Defense employees, to schools, airports, and more, not all federally funded institutions in the Charleston area will be effected the same by the shutdown — just don't try to catch a boat tour to Fort...
10:34 am on Sunday April 8, 2012

Some perspective on Joint Base Charleston cost cutting

With a hope of cost savings, Joint Base Charleston is the child of the merger of Charleston Air Force Base and the Naval Weapons Station during the past few years — but the hoped for cost savings hasn't been reached and more cuts are coming. Up to...
10:42 am on Friday February 24, 2012

S.C. has more money to spend, but budget fights go on

Flickr user 401K As our state's House budget writers began to organize and sort through South Carolina's $6.3 billion general fund budget, it became clear that lawmakers will have up to a cool $900 million more money to play with than last year. But...
6:03 am on Wednesday September 7, 2011

South Carolina stimulus money, where is it all going?

Flickr user rob_rob2001 Refuse it in public, but take a slice togo Looking through the day's news feeds I came across a couple interesting articles on FITS news. Now one has to look at FITS the same way we may look at any gossip-style entertainment...
1:21 pm on Saturday October 30, 2010

An amazingly low sum spent in battle for Senate seat in S.C.

Image by Flickr user Darren HesterIn the same election cycle where we're hearing of record cash being spent on South Carolina races, another race for a national office has drawn a paltry sum: The U.S. Senate seat currently held by Jim DeMint. In...
2:49 am on Wednesday January 20, 2010

SPA doubles spending on cruise terminal plans

Image by Flickr user Frank KehrenThe State Ports Authority has opened their ears and wallet to suggestions from the public and have decided to double the amount of redevelopment spending to include a proper study of the entire 55-acre Union Pier...
8:01 am on Tuesday August 18, 2009

Simple steps help Charleston County save $350,000 in energy costs

Image by Flickr user adambowie Image by 20090818-light.jpgHydrogen energy, wind turbines, and fancy new age materials.  What do those three things have in common? None of them were necessary for Charleston County to shave $350,000 off their...
9:31 am on Friday May 22, 2009

A quick 17-day spending guide for Spoleto

Image by Flickr user hire sandyImage by 20090522-spending.jpg Charlie has produced a spending guide for those who want to attend numerous Spoleto performances and events all while staying on a budget. Picking up the cheapest seats gets you into the...
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