Internet gambling would be allowed for another 5 years under the latest change in New Jersey

Hard Rock casino, left, Showboat hotel, center, and Ocean casino, right, are shown June 15, 2023 in Atlantic City, NJ New Jersey lawmakers on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, approached to extend New Jersey's Internet gambling law for another 10 years.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP) Internet gambling in New Jersey would be permitted for at least another five years under state lawmakers’ latest proposal. On Wednesday night, lawmakers dropped a move they made the day before to slash the extent of online casino gambling in the state. An original bill re-authorizing online betting would have given … Read more

For SC hospitals to thrive, healthcare policies must change

Oran P. Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Palmetto Promise Institute.

South Carolina’s health care future looks brighter now that the state’s Certificate of Need (CON) statute has finally been repealed. The 1970s law, which required a permit receipt from the state before a new health facility could be built or additional health care offered, was ostensibly enacted to protect the financial viability of hospitals in … Read more