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Thursday, May 12, 2016

SC legislation on gun background checks to get hearing

The Senate's judiciary chairman is pledging to hold a hearing this summer on legislation extending the allowed time for background checks on gun sales.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

SC Senate approves $7.5 billion budget

The South Carolina Senate has approved a $7.5 billion state budget that puts an additional $300 million into K-12 education.
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bills borrowing money for SC schools, roads meet key deadline

COLUMBIA - Bills to borrow money to repair South Carolina's crumbling roads and public schools are among those clearing Sun­day's crossover deadline, while measures not likely to make it ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ministers, refugees tell House to say no to registration bill

Ministers, volunteers and college students said the bill discourages churches from their Chris­tian mission of helping people, while targeting those who are fleeing persecution and terrorism ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bill would drop 'disturbing schools' charge for students

Suppor­ters of a bill removing law enforcement officers' ability to arrest students for "disturbing schools" said Thursday that the charge criminalizes ordinary misbehavior and puts children ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Senators advance proposal allowing for $4 billion in roadwork

COLUMBIA - A bill that provides for more than $4 billion in road and bridge construction across South Carolina over 10 years advanced Wednesday to the Senate floor.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SC Senate bills would provide $2 billion for roads

COLUMBIA - Senators said Tuesday they like the idea of raising more than $2 billion for one-time spending on road construction projects, but they disagreed over how the money would be spent.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Transgender advocates fear SC bill's fallout even if it dies

Transgender people say they fear a South Carolina bill that would require them to use the public bathroom for their "biological sex" will stoke misguided fears and endorse restroom vigilantism, ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SC high schoolers to be graded on 10-point scale

Superintendent Molly Spearman says the state's move to a 10-point grading scale next school year allows South Carolina students to fairly compete for college entry and scholarships.
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Wiping out debt is weighed amid teacher shortage

COLUMBIA - The teacher shortage in poor, rural districts in South Carolina is so bad, the state is considering offering would-be instructors a way to graduate from college debt free.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Audit verifies DOT needs a lot more money

South Carolina House members say an audit of the Department of Transportation verifies that fixing the state's crumbling roads requires additional money - and a lot of it - from a reliable, ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Massey to lead GOP senators

COLUMBIA- South Carolina's Republican senators have chosen Edgefield Sen. Shane Massey to lead their caucus.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SC Senate majority leader steps down

COLUMBIA - South Carolina Sen. Harvey Peeler stepped down Tuesday as leader of the chamber's GOP caucus, saying the move allows him to be more forthright in trying to reach consensus.
By Seanna Adcox

Audit finds lack of prioritizing, funding for SC roadway repairs

South Carolina's Department of Transportation should better prioritize the state's roadwork needs, list them in a way that's understandable and time construction to reduce repair costs, the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, April 2, 2016

SC museum buys Confederate weapons smuggled in from Britain

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's military history museum has bought the bulk of what's believed to be the largest collection of British-imported Confederate weapons that were smuggled into Southern ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Museum chief doesn't expect rebel flag plan

COLUMBIA - South Ca­ro­lina's budget constraints make it unlikely lawmakers will decide what to do about displaying the Confederate flag removed from State­house grounds last summer, ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

SC Gov. Haley pushing House to accept $400 million road-funding plan

Gov. Nikki Haley is pressuring House GOP leaders to agree to designate $400 million annually from state tax collections for roadwork, even while she supports their argument that South Carolina's ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

SC House approves 2 percent raise for state employees

Advocates for state employees say a 2 percent cost-of-living raise in the House budget plan is helpful but not enough.
By Seanna Adcox

Director wants money used on primary roads

The Department of Transportation director is urging legislators to spend money on South Carolina's crumbling primary highways, rather than send it to counties.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, March 21, 2016

SC House rejects Senate idea, offers millions for roads

COLUMBIA - The South Ca­ro­lina House will put roughly $400 million toward roadwork in its budget plan for next fiscal year but won't agree to a Senate proposal that pledges that amount ...
By Seanna Adcox
 
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