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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Suspended SC State president sues school

Thomas Elzey sued the financially strapped university a week after trustees put him on paid leave and a day before they were set to meet to get legal advice on how to proceed.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Proposal to fire SC State trustees advances with objection

COLUMBIA - A proposal to fire all trustees of South Caro­lina State University advanced to the Senate floor Wednesday, but it's no longer on the fast track to approval.
By Seanna Adcox

Haley opposes $500 million borrowing bill

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley accused the leader of a powerful House committee Wednesday of running up South Carolina's credit card with a proposal that borrows $500 million for building projects ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015


Senate panel to consider firing all SC State trustees, 1 day after president put on leave.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Budget plan pays for fewer caseworkers, higher raises

COLUMBIA - The House Ways and Means' budget proposal pays for less than half of the additional child-welfare workers requested by the embattled Department of Social Services but provides higher ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Haley's DHEC choice questioned about connections

COLUMBIA - Eleanor Kitzman insists she'll remain independent of her longtime friend, Gov. Nikki Haley, if confirmed as director of South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control.
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Clyburn says South Carolina State needs to replace president

COLUMBIA - Members of a powerful House committee called Wednesday for ousting the embattled president and entire board of South Carolina State University as a first step toward bringing the ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Senator says colleague's sexist comments went too far

COLUMBIA - A South Carolina senator says he was only joking with a female colleague when he referred to women as a "lesser cut of meat" while they dined with others near the Statehouse on Tuesday.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

SC State trustees stand by president

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - The trustees of South Caro­lina State University stood behind embattled President Thomas Elzey on Thursday, even as legislators proposed ousting the entire board along with ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Black caucus wants SC State president to resign

COLUMBIA - The Legislative Black Cau­cus called Wednesday for the resignation of Thomas Elzey as president of financially troubled South Carolina State University.
By Seanna Adcox

Black lawmakers ask SC State president to quit

COLUMBIA - The Legislative Black Caucus is asking the president of South Carolina State University to resign, saying Thomas Elzey has proven he can't lead the school past its fiscal woes.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

House panel proposes temporarily closing SC State University

Continued questions over South Carolian State University's ability to get its finances -- notably $17.5 million in bills - prompted a proposal temporarily closing the state's only public ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

SC lawmakers to consider boosting teachers' pay

COLUMBIA - South Carolina legislators will consider increasing teachers' salaries next school year as a way to keep young teachers in the profession and be fair to those approaching the end of ...
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Democrats: Gov. Haley's tax-cut proposal represents tax increase

COLUMBIA - Democratic legislators say Gov. Nikki Haley's plan to cut income taxes by $9 billion over the next decade is nothing but a tax hike for more than a million.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

GOP legislators to introduce medical marijuana bills

COLUMBIA - Repub­lican legislators in conservative South Carolina expect to introduce bills next month allowing marijuana to be grown and prescribed for certain illnesses.
By Seanna Adcox

Haley creates committee to study domestic violence

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday created another task force charged with finding a way to stem South Carolina's generational cycles of domestic abuse, on the heels of legislators advancing ...
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
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