Stories by Seanna Adcox

Articles from the Seanna Adcox section archive

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Haley works to oust some Republicans

Gov. Nikki Haley is spending her time and political capital trying to oust several Republicans she sees as obstacles, notably the state's most powerful lawmaker, Senate President Pro Tem Hugh ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Haley vetoes $41 million from Legislature's budget

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley struck $41 million worth of spending from the Legislature's $7.5 billion budget and thanked legislators Thursday for not attempting to borrow money for college ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Haley signs road bill borrowing billions for work

Gov. Nikki Haley reluctantly signed legislation Wednesday that will let the state borrow $2.2 billion to jump-start improvements to South Carolina's deteriorating roads, saying she did so only ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Concealed guns law among more than 40 signed by governor

COLUMBIA - New laws signed by Gov. Nikki Haley shorten the legislative session, allow South Carolinians to carry concealed guns in Geor­gia, and block petroleum companies from taking people's ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, June 3, 2016

DSS reaches settlement in care suit

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Depart­ment of Social Services has agreed to lower social workers' case­loads of abused and neglected children, put fewer children in institutions and do a better job ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Veterans tax cut passes on legislature's last day; ethics bill could be dead again

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Bills that give military retirees a tax cut, shorten South Carolina's legislative session by three weeks and ban ticket quotas in law enforcement are among the potential laws ...
By Seanna Adcox

Haley talks of Trump, Confederate flag ahead of shooting anniversary

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday she wishes Donald Trump communicated differently because bad things result from divisive rhetoric, as evidenced by last June's ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Compromise on SC roads bill heading to Haley's desk

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Legislators gave final approval Wednesday to legislation designed to jump-start improvements to South Carolina's deteriorating roads. The House's 109-2 vote sent the compromise to ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Phone fees, education mandate in new laws

COLUMBIA - New laws in South Carolina extend taxes to cellphones, require students to learn about America's "founding principles" and fix a quirk in campaign finance law that has entangled many ...
By Seanna Adcox

Deal gives 3.25 percent raise to state employees

A legislative panel negotiating a final budget package agreed on a roughly $7.5 billion spending plan that puts $30 million into replenishing sand on South Carolina's beaches and provides local ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, May 27, 2016

State will forgive $12 million of SC State's loan debt

COLUMBIA - South Carolina State University would be free from $12 million in state loans but would have to repay $6 million over the next 16 years under terms approved Friday by legislators ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Legislators elect Court of Appeals chief judge in South Carolina

COLUMBIA - The Legislature on Wednesday elected Circuit Court of Appeals Judge James Lockemy as the court's next chief judge, despite allegations that he broke rules on asking for support.
By Seanna Adcox

Haley signs legislation to ban abortions at 20 weeks

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Independent investigations of SC legislators steps from being law

COLUMBIA - Complaints against South Carolina's legislators would be independently investigated under an ethics bill that could reach the finish line this session after four years of debate.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Supreme Court: Haley can't appoint Transportation secretary

COLUMBIA - A state Supreme Court ruling Wednesday temporarily put the Department of Transportation's leadership in limbo and, according to lawmakers, underscored the Legislature's need to pass a ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Adult education must improve, SC official says

The director of South Carolina's education oversight agency says the state must ramp up efforts to educate and retrain adults, or jobs will vanish.
By Seanna Adcox

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
Search Augusta jobs