Stories by Seanna Adcox

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

SC Supreme Court refuses to reconsider education ruling

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its order last fall that lawmakers fix the state's broken education system.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

SC Legislature not expected to find education fix this year

COLUMBIA - Legislators are unlikely to respond this year to the state Supreme Court's order to fix the education system that the justices say fails South Carolina's poor, rural children.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Haley insists SC can afford to cut income taxes

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley insists South Car­olina can afford her proposal to cut income taxes by $9 billion over the next decade without cutting spending.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Haley's gas tax offer would cost state millions in revenue

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley's conditional support of a gas-tax increase could provide legislators more leeway in crafting an infrastructure funding plan. But even in a state where the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Haley OK with gas-tax increase if income tax cut, DOT retooled

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that she will support a gas tax increase, but only if the Legislature cuts South Carolina's income taxes and restructures the Department of ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Budget panel chairman seeks more answers on DSS plan

COLUMBIA - The chairman of a House budget-writing panel said Thursday that he needs assurances the Department of Social Services' plan for better protecting abused and neglected children will ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Haley: 'My dreams for South Carolina know no bounds'

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican Gov. Nikki Haley says South Carolina has surged economically since she took office four years ago but much work remains.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Haley's budget proposal includes teacher recruitment

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley's $6.9 billion proposal would establish a teacher recruitment that aims to get high-quality teachers in rural schools.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Haley names director of state's newest agency

Gov. Nikki Haley announced Thursday that Marcia Adams, of the Budget and Control Board, will head up the new Department of Administration when the agency officially opens for business July 1.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Haley names new DSS director

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley named a former director at South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice as her choice to lead the troubled Department of Social Services.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

DSS creating statewide hotline

COLUMBIA - South Carolina needs to centralize how initial calls of child abuse are handled, as the current system discourages would-be reporters and creates inconsistencies, the director of a ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

South Carolina bills involve independent ethics investigations

COLUMBIA - Both the House and Senate are attempting to jumpstart next year's debate on ethics reform with bills that would end the current system of legislators investigating their own members.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

South Carolina State to receive $12M from reserve fund

COLUMBIA - The state's financial oversight board agreed to dip into reserves and give South Carolina State University $12 million over three years.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

SC bill would bar abusers from owning guns

COLUMBIA - It's time for South Carolina lawmakers to get serious about curbing domestic violence in South Carolina and stop abusers from owning guns, the Senate Judiciary chairman said Friday.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Council: South Carolina database can stem prescription abuse

COLUMBIA - Requiring doctors to use a statewide database to check their prescription history can stem abuse of painkillers in South Carolina, a council said.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Uninsured in SC eligible for Checkup screenings

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's Medicaid agency is offering residents who fall into an insurance gap due to Republican's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility a limited benefits program intended to ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

SC lawmakers study school ruling

COLUMBIA - In ruling that South Carolina's educational system is broken and fails to provide every child the opportunity to succeed in school, the state's Supreme Court provided no instruction for ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

SLED releases investigative report on Harrell

The State Law En­forcement Division released a heavily redacted version of its report on former House Speaker Bobby Harrell on Tuesday, offering details into prosecutors' case against the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Michelin making airless tires at its South Carolina plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Michelin's 10th plant in South Carolina, opening Thursday, will produce the company's innovative airless radial tire and develop the concept's future generations, company ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Haley: India trip will yield economic boost

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday that her trip to India has been personally emotional and highly productive for South Carolina.
By Seanna Adcox
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