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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 06:18 AM

Analysis: South Carolina progressives say it's time to go on offense

South Carolina’s Republicans are pressing legislative advantages like never before with legislative victories long dreamed of by their right-wing and corporate bases.

Just this week, they passed a years-long effort to thwart almost all abortions. Gov. Henry McMaster signed the measure into law Thursday. It’s already been challenged in federal court.

Ahead are other GOP goals:

• Allowing the open carry of handguns, a proposal opposed by many in law enforcement;
• Limiting business liabilities, particularly for pandemic-related issues;
• Restructuring some agencies; and
• Selling a public utility to a privately-held conglomerate that’s fuelled political coffers.

Sure to come: Creating more partisan legislative districts, relaxing environmental rules, using more public money for private educational purposes and more.

Read more: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/story/analysis-sc-progressives-say-its-time-to-go-on-offense

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