The Friday Five 1.10.20

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The Friday Five 1.10.20

Here are a few articles you may missed this week about politics, and, well, Clemson Football. Take a few minutes and get smarter before church coffee hour this Sunday, unless you’re in New Orleans, so Laissez les bons temps rouler!  

  1. What are the biggest issues for 2020? The State takes an in-depth look at the biggest General Assembly issues before they return to session next week.
  2. SC Primary better predictor than Iowa and NH. Iowa and NH might be first, but SC is the best predictor: Since 1992, only one Democratic candidate has lost South Carolina yet won the national nomination: John Kerry, in 2004.
  3. Don’t buck the Census. The Census count is critical for a growing state like ours. Social services funding, transportation funding, just about anything coming from the Federal government relies on the Census. We’ll be discussing this at the February Business Advocacy meeting at the Greenville Chamber.
  4. Lawmaker calls for more transparency in spending. After a critical look at how state money is funneled through agencies for pet projects, the House Ways and Means Chairman said he’ll support more transparency in the budgeting process. We’re always for more transparency in government…
  5. Paperwork errors keep some SC inmates in prison behind bars beyond their sentence. Criminal justice reform is a major workforce issue for the state’s business community. As Rep. Clary said, it is vital that we have a system that minimizes these types of errors so justice-involved citizens can get back to their lives and back in the workforce.

BONUS: A last dose of College Football for the year, before the Clemson-LSU showdown on Monday. One article about Travis Etienne looking for redemption in New Orleans. Another article about Ed Orgeron, who we still think is actually Farmer Fran from The Waterboy.