Stories by Seanna Adcox

Saturday, July 25, 2015

SC Democrats vow to renew push for Medicaid expansion

COLUMBIA - Democrats plan to renew efforts next year to expand Medicaid eligibility in South Carolina, saying that's the most important way to continue the work of their slain colleague, Sen. ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SC treasurer accused of violating ethics law

South Carolina's ethics panel has decided to take a closer look at a retiree's allegation that State Treasurer Curtis Loftis violated ethics law by hiring a long-time friend in 2011 to join a ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Department uses business donations to supplement recruiting

COLUMBIA — Dozens of businesses contribute to a “special events fund” that South Carolina’s economic development agency uses to augment its efforts, including its successful bid to secure Volvo ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Report finds disabled residents of group homes overcharged

COLUMBIA - Hundreds of South Carolina people with disabilities have been overcharged roughly $2 million for their care in group homes, according to a report released Thursday.
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Haley says church shooting will forever change her outlook

The night after families of the Charleston shooting victims offered forgiveness to the suspect, Gov. Nikki Haley made a decision. "That flag needed to come down," she said in an interview.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Legislative survey finds enough votes to remove Confederate flag

COLUMBIA - A survey of South Caro­lina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Haley is sent budget with $216 million for road repairs

COLUMBIA - A budget that distributes $216 million to counties for road repair and provides $70 million toward infrastructure promised to Volvo was approved Tuesday by the South Carolina Legislature.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SC Senate rejects last-ditch effort to force roads debate

COLUMBIA - The legislative session will end without a long-term plan to fix South Carolina's deteriorating roads, despite the House's last-ditch effort to pressure the Senate into passing one.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Board agrees to loan extension for SC State

The Budget and Control Board voted unanimously to extend the final due date to June 2020, with a first payment of $355,036 required next summer.
By Seanna Adcox

Senate leader asks SC's most powerful politician to step down

South Carolina's most powerful politician said that he has no intention of stepping down as the state Senate's leader, despite Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler's request that he do so.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Much work remains before a state budget is possible

COLUMBIA - South Carolina legislators' chief responsibility when they reconvene will be passing a state budget for the fiscal year that starts just two weeks later. 
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, June 11, 2015

South Carolina State University remains open, on probation

A decision Thursday to keep the troubled South Carolina State University's accreditation on probation removed an immediate threat of forced closure for the state's only historically black public ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SC senators advance measure to keep state government running if no budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A bill advanced that would keep South Carolina state government running if the fiscal year starts July 1 without a budget, but questions remain on how that would impact the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Suit challenges SC tuition rules

COLUMBIA - A federal lawsuit accuses South Carolina of unconstitutionally denying college scholarships to resident U.S. citizens and forcing them to pay out-of-state tuition.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, June 8, 2015

SC budget unlikely before fiscal year begins

COLUMBIA- South Carolina will almost certainly start the fiscal year July 1 without a budget. A six-member committee of House and Senate members concluded Mon­day that it's futile to try to get a ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, June 4, 2015

South Carolina's 'disappointing' legislative session ends

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's legislative session drew to a close Thursday without a state budget and with most of lawmakers' priority issues left undone.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Legislators OK Haley's request to borrow $123 million for Volvo

COLUMBIA — A legislative panel approved Gov. Nikki Haley’s request to borrow $123 million for infrastructure promised to Volvo, but only after castigating the creative, interest-only financing ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Borrowing costs of Volvo package could tally $87 million

The incentives package that brought Volvo to South Carolina could cost taxpayers an additional $87 million if the state pays for promised infrastructure improvements.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, June 1, 2015

Proposals ask for $220 million for streets, Volvo

The House's budget-writing committee advanced Monday plans to put $150 million of additional revenue toward fixing existing roads and $70 million toward meeting South Carolina's promises to Volvo.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, May 30, 2015

South Carolina income tax rates much lower than portrayed

Gov. Nikki Ha­ley is demanding that legislators cut personal income taxes to make South Caro­lina more competitive. However, South Carolina's effective rate - what people actually pay - ...
By Seanna Adcox
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