Stories by Sarita Chourey

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

Trump big favorite in SC poll

COLUMBIA - Billionaire and reality TV celebrity Donald Trump maintains his significant lead among likely South Carolina Republican primary voters, according to an Opinion Savvy poll.
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Bill adds distance for boats passing docks

Boaters on the Savannah River might have to keep a greater distance from South Carolina docks. A bill working its way through the South Carolina House would increase from 50 feet to 100 feet the ...
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

SC takes step on limiting eminent domain

Concerns about eliminating Kinder Morgan's ability to use eminent domain are surfacing, even as South Carolina moves closer to preventing the company from forcibly purchasing land from property ...
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

SC chamber takes issue with bill limiting eminent domain

COLUMBIA - Pointing to an eminent domain conflict over a rail terminal in North Car­o­lina, the South Carolina Chamber of Com­merce is warning against the effects of legislation that ...
By Sarita Chourey

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Pipeline bill would bar land grabs

COLUMBIA - South Ca­ro­lina lawmakers are working to remove any power that Kinder Mor­gan might have to use eminent domain to take land from those unwilling to sell.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

SC lawmakers look at night use of golf carts

COLUMBIA - The long-running fight to legalize nighttime golf cart travel in South Carolina may seem to have gone dormant, but it's still alive.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Lawmaker wants citizen activism on reciprocity

COLUMBIA - North Augusta Rep. Bill Hixon wants his constituents to advocate for his gun-permit reciprocity bill, which would ease travel to and from Georgia for those with concealed weapons. 
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

SC lawmaker objects to police video law

COLUMBIA - A bill that would protect bystanders who film or photograph police in public is facing a new challenge, after a Greenville Republican raised an objection to it.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

South Carolina father support could expand statewide

COLUMBIA - A nonprofit center with a focus on fathers is planning to expand.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

SC prisons to focus on jobs

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Department of Corrections is trying to boost its own workforce, while trying to get offenders who are incarcerated ready to earn a paycheck when they're released.
By Sarita Chourey

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Aiken County elections chief: Poll workers deserve a raise

Last month, Rep. Wendell Gilliard, D-Charleston, introduced a bill, H. 4560, that would mandate a $15 hour minimum wage for poll workers.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

New forces drive South Carolina-Georgia gun-permit reciprocity

COLUMBIA - A push to allow South Carolina concealed-weapon permit holders to carry their gun into Georgia has attracted the attention of at least one Georgia legislator who says changing South ...
By Sarita Chourey

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

SC hate-crime bill goes further than most

COLUMBIA -- A state lawmaker says he believes the Charleston massacre in June has convinced his colleagues of the need for stronger hate crime protections.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Legislation would end old SC laws

COLUMBIA - The law in South Carolina is curiously strict against lovers, fighters and fun-loving teens.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

SC bill restricts erectile dysfunction pills

COLUMBIA -- A Columbia legislator is hoping to draw parallels between the debate over abortion and other health care issues by filing a bill related to erectile disfunction. 
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Christians face bias, SC GOP poll says

Thirty-eight percent who responded said Christians in American face “some discrimination,” while 17 percent said there is “little or no” discrimination against Christians.
By Sarita Chourey

SC lawmaker derides Rebel flag display cost

A Democratic lawmaker says she plans to propose a commission to raise private money to display the Confederate flag, rather than leaving the Legislature with the task of funding the $5.3 million ...
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

SC Attorney General argues against transgender student in bathroom lawsuit

South Carolina's attorney general is arguing against a Virginia teen who was born female but identifies as male and sought to continue to use the boys' bathroom at school.
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Edgefield Christmas trees welcome visitors to governor's mansion

For three of the last four years, Dale Cullum of Turkey Creek Christmas Tree Farm in Edgefield has won "best of show" at the S.C. State Fair, an honor that lands his trees at the Governor's Mansion.
By Sarita Chourey

South Carolina women face gender pay gap

The disparity between what women and men in South Carolina are paid is greater than the gap women nationwide and women in neighboring states experience.
By Sarita Chourey
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