Police chief says national rankings disregard progress made from years past

Police Chief Jon Zumalt thinks the latest crime rankings do not reflect the efforts made in North Charleston.

ALAN HAWES

COLUMBIA — State Rep. Tim Scott wants South Carolina to do more to protect what he sees as the state's biggest job recruitment tool, its right-to-work laws, from any possible federal encroachment.

Scott, a North Charleston Republican who wants to be lieutenant governor, plans to introduce a resolution as early as this week

intended to encourage local and state government to emphasize the state's low union presence as a selling point in economic development efforts.