Tag: congress

Jun 11 2019

Financial Planner Kathy Landing Announces For Congress

By Michael Mule for Island Eye News Conservative Republican Kathy Landing – businesswoman, financial planner, military wife, mother, and public servant – made her official announcement of candidacy for South Carolina’s First District today before a large crowd in Mount Pleasant. Landing stressed her experience as a financial professional as an extremely important need in …

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Apr 25 2019

Cunningham Statement On Administration’s Decision To Sideline Plan To Expand Oil And Gas Drilling

By Rebecca Drago for Island Eye News In response to reports that the Trump Administration’s plans to expand offshore oil and gas drilling had been indefinitely postponed, Rep. Joe Cunningham released the following statement: “I welcome this news from Interior Secretary Bernhardt and the Trump Administration. This decision is the result of constant pressure from coastal communities, …

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Apr 02 2019

Isle Of Palms Mayor Carroll Addresses State Congress

As a lifelong Isle of Palms resident and now as it’s Mayor, I’ve seen the proliferation of plastics everywhere. Part of our City’s vision statement says that we are elected to leave our island better for future generations. It is for this reason, that I come before you, asking that we lead the East Coast …

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Nov 29 2018

University School Of The Lowcountry Students Predict Cunningham Victory

By Sarah Vega for The Island Eye News Long before Joe Cunningham was declared the winner in a tight race to become South Carolina’s District 1 representative in Congress, University School students had tabulated data from approximately 2,000 exit polls showing that he was expected to win in Charleston County with a 2-1 margin. Third …

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Nov 03 2018

Letter To The Editor: Joe Cunningham For Congress

TO THE EDITOR: As we approach the election of our next Representative to the US Congress, it is important that the candidates understand the job for which they are applying. During her primary campaign, Ms. Arrington stated in a debate how she sees the role of our next Representative: “Our job is to support our …

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Sep 12 2018

Democrat Joe Cunningham Gains Local Support

By Gregg Bragg, Island Eye News Sr. Staff Writer Joe Cunningham is on the ballot for South Carolina’s first congressional district (SC-1). He says; “We need common sense, not chaos. We have to put people over politics, and country before party.” Cunningham prefers making himself available in person, and has been busy with “Meet & …

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Feb 19 2016

Letter To The Editor: Leg Traps Are Feckless, Inhumane

Dear Editor, The Town of Sullivan’s Island Town Council is authorizing the use of leg traps for catching coyotes in undisclosed town property locations. Town properties include beaches, accreted forests and dunes, and marsh lands throughout the island. This presents a serious danger to our pets, children, raptors and other wildlife. Leg trapping proponents argue …

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Oct 14 2015

Letter To The Editor: Kinghorn Is A Leader

Dear Editor, Many year ago, through my son-in-law, daughter, and granddaughter, I met Ted Kinghorn in Washington, DC. My son-in-law, Mag. Gen. Michael Regner, USMC was the Marine Corp liaison to Congress and had befriended Ted; coming to find out Ted was a South Carolina native, had worked for Strom Thurmond, and later having a …

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Sep 28 2015

War And Peace In The Middle East: The Many Challenges To Managing Conflict

By Connie Sage Conner for Island Eye News To many, the Middle East is a quagmire of perpetual war and ISIS brutality with an endless stream of refugees fleeing to safety. But Paul Hughes is an optimist who looks beyond the often gruesome daily news headlines. At the non-partisan U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, …

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Jan 21 2015

New Changes Will Affect Flood Insurance Premiums

Staff Report for Island Eye News The National Flood Insurance Program is in the process of implementing Congressionally mandated reforms required by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 that repeal and modify the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. The new law slows some flood insurance rate increases and offers relief to …

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