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5:31 am on Saturday March 2, 2013

Lawsuit over S.C. tax hacking dismissed as judge cites a lack of harm to taxpayers

Image by Flickr user r-z The lawsuit over the massive leaking of public tax payer data from South Carolina's tax agency has been dismissed by a judge who said the lawsuit failed to draw points on actual damages to the state's taxpayers.
6:10 am on Tuesday November 6, 2012

Lawsuit over S.C. hacking of private data shows just how sorry the situation is (Update)

Flickr user r-z Update at the bottom... Former Republican state senator John Hawkins has filed a lawsuit against South Carolina in the massive leaking of public tax payer data after a state database was breached by a hacker. Hawkins says he wants...
3:00 am on Tuesday November 6, 2012

Lawsuit over S.C. hacking shows just how sorry the situation is (Updated)

Flickr user r-z Update 2: The case has been dismissed. Update: Hawkins has added more defendants to the lawsuit and has expanded his stance, noting a statute that could make parties liable for $1,000 per affected resident. Former Republican state...
11:37 pm on Monday November 5, 2012

Lawsuit over S.C. hacking shows just how sorry the situation is (Updated)

Image by Flickr user r-z Update 2: The case has been dismissed. Update: Hawkins has added more defendants to the lawsuit and has expanded his stance, noting a statute that could make parties liable for $1,000 per affected resident. Former Republican...
4:29 am on Tuesday May 10, 2011

Like it or not, taxpayers contribute $10M to Confederate Memorial Day

Image by Flickr user The Intrepid TravelerSouth Carolina is one of four states in the South which observes Confederate Memorial Day, and it's costing taxpayers nearly $10 million today. Today is a paid holidays for the state's 60,000-plus employees...
3:08 am on Thursday November 26, 2009

Defending the governor is costing you $150 an hour

Image by From The US Congress, via Wikimedia CommonsImage by MarkSanford.jpg Governor Mark Sanford's office has hired a Connecticut attorney to defend itself, and it's costing South Carolina taxpayers $150 an hour. Ouch.  'Nuff said.
12:15 pm on Thursday September 17, 2009

AP: Sanford spent $63,000 on chartered flights

Image by Flickr user Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.comImage by 20090917-flights.jpgThe Associated Press reports that Governor Mark Sanford relied on charter jet services costing taxpayers more than $63,000 when traveling in Europe on two state business...
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