Accountability in Your State

Capitol Gains

A joint reporting project between the Center for Public Integrity and The Post and Courier that examined how South Carolina lawmakers abused public office to enrich themselves.


Capitol Gains

Part 1 of 3

Published — September 25, 2015 Updated — March 10, 2016 at 4:14 pm ET

South Carolina politicians use office to pad pockets

Candidates enrich themselves with campaign cash, gifts, travel

Capitol Gains

Part 2 of 3

Published — October 30, 2015

S.C. lawmakers profit from government connections

Current, former legislators benefit through side businesses

Capitol Gains

Part 3 of 3

Published — November 6, 2015 Updated — November 13, 2015 at 6:53 am ET

Vague terms cloak S.C. lawmakers’ expenses

Campaign purchases described as ‘unknown,’ ‘office,’ ‘incidentals’