Joseph Cranney

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Joseph Cranney is a reporter based in Columbia, covering state and local government. He previously covered government and sports for newspapers in Florida and Pennsylvania.

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After giving themselves wide authority to spend more than $100,000 in public money, Richland County council members in the past year racked up tens of thousands in expenses on out-of-state trips, weekly fuel-ups on personal vehicles and near daily meals at restaurants ranging from pricey steakhouse to fast-food joints, a Post and Courier analysis of spending records shows.

At a Columbia rental property owned by Gov. Henry McMaster, McMaster rented to a tenant who had served time in prison for a 1984 manslaughter …

At a Columbia rental property owned by Gov. Henry McMaster, mold festers in a corner of the downstairs bathroom.

At a Columbia rental property owned by Gov. Henry McMaster, dead roaches are caked inside a panel on the kitchen stove. 

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