You Paid For It

  You Paid For It: Traffic Congestion Study of Hwy. 17

As Charleston grows, county engineers say traffic is only going to get worse and they’re working now on a plan for that future congestion.

  You Paid For It: Police tasers lease

  You Paid For It: Hurricane Debris Clean-up

  You Paid for It: Classroom supplies

  You Paid For It: 86 new CCSD websites, mobile app

  You Paid For It: State-funded Pre-K

  You Paid for It: Charleston introduces ‘Bigbelly’ trash cans

Continued Coverage

  You Paid For It: Community funds Back-To-School Festival in Berkeley County

  Live 5 Investigates: Medical records listed on auction site

  You Paid For It: New Park-And-Ride option in N. Chas

You (Didn’t) Pay For It: VW Settlement funds propane school buses

  You Paid For It: School grants to help trauma patients

  You Paid For It: Berkeley County raises

  You Paid For It: Water main repairs, testing

People who live in St. George were told three times last month they needed to boil their water before drinking or cooking with it.

  You Paid For It: $950k in school travel over three months

Three local school districts spent nearly a million dollars total in travel at the end of the school year.

  You Paid For It: Cypress Gardens

After devastating flooding, Cypress Gardens in Moncks Corner was closed for more than three years.

  You Paid For It: July 4th patrols, security

Local law enforcement officers were set to work overtime Thursday night to make sure families are safe as they celebrate the Fourth of July.

  You Paid For It: Lowcountry Fireworks events

  You Paid For It: Sewage divers clearing out wipes

You Paid For It: Self-checkout kiosks at libraries

  Cost and locations for sunscreen dispensers

  You Paid For It: Firefighter breathing kits

You Paid For It: Upcoming fireworks shows

  BCSD releases six months worth of documents at center of finance report investigation

After months of telling us it simply wasn't possible, the Berkeley County School District has released six months worth of documents at the center of a Live 5 investigation.

  You Paid For It: Local mosquito control

There are more than 60 different species of mosquitoes in South Carolina, and DHEC reports more than 60 local mosquito control programs in South Carolina.

  You Paid For It: Firefighter wellness

Firefighters have one of the highest rates of injuries and illness of all occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

  You Paid For It: $290k ‘crime-fighting’ commode

A trendy new toilet turned up at a park off Riverland Drive on James Island. And the people who developed that restroom claim it fights crime, too.

  You Paid For It: CCSD teacher recruitement event

As the state of South Carolina faces an extreme teacher shortage, the Charleston County School district is taking action to fill classrooms, with a recent recruiting event.

  You Paid For It: How DOT prioritizes road projects

This year, the South Carolina Department of Transportation plans to spend of $417 million repaving roads.

  You Paid for It: Overdue Charleston County property taxes

Charleston County is waiting on more than $52 million in delinquent property taxes to be paid.

  You Paid For It: Charleston County budgets money to fight opioid crisis

Spending reports for Charleston County show multiple lines listed as payments for opioid treatment.

  You Paid for It: Cost of school bus transportation

This week Live 5’s series of investigations about school buses uncovered nearly ten thousand complaints in the Tri-County just this school year.

  You Paid for It: Bridge Run by the Numbers

The nation’s third largest 10k is just four days away. Emergency workers, volunteers and Cooper River Bridge Run staff are in the final sprint.

  You Paid for It: What federal dollars for Special Olympics fund in South Carolina

After heated federal budget hearings, President Trump says the federal government will fund Special Olympics.

  You Paid For It! New library set to open in June

In just a few months, Charleston County will boast a brand new library for the first time in more than twenty years.

  You Paid For It: Tri-County housed, adopted out more than 20,000 animals

Last year, animal shelters in the Tri-County housed and adopted out more than 20,000 animals.Getting those animals off the streets and vaccinated is important for public health.

  You Paid For It: Charleston Battery repairs following Hurricane Irma

The Battery and White Point Gardens in Charleston were slammed during Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

  You Paid For It: Consumer Affairs services

Consumer watchdogs make up a very small part of our state budget, but a department accountability report shows those services are paying off for consumers in the end.

  You Paid For It: Flooding and drainage project on James Island

Flooding is a problem in many parts of the Lowcountry and there are several projects going on right now to alleviate those issues.

  You Paid For It: City wellness programs

Healthcare costs for many Americans are on the rise, and local cities are finding ways to encourage employees to stay fit and healthy.

  You Paid For It: Holiday Cheer

It’s only one week from Christmas and many are getting in the spirit. The holidays seem to really come to life when city streets and parks light up with decorations.

  You Paid For It: More than 100 price gouging complaints in SC so far

Hurricane Florence left more than flooding in its wake. The Attorney General’s office now has more than a hundred price gouging complaints to investigate, too.

  You Paid For It: Top state salaries

Who are the state's top-paid people? A look at the highest-dollar salaries in state agencies reveals 1,078 people make more than $150,000.?

  You Paid For It: Port access road on schedule to meet deadline

This week, construction workers hit a milestone building the Port Access Road: the project is now halfway complete.

  You Paid For It: Gas Tax will increase next month

South Carolina has one of the lowest gas taxes in the country, but the state will continue collecting more at the pump to help pay for better roads.