Monday, May 12, 2014

Judge tosses case against SC House speaker

A judge on Monday dismissed a corruption case against House Speaker Bobby Harrell, ruling that it must first be considered by a legislative panel before state prosecutors could touch it.

Monday, June 6, 2011

SC Senate leader sues governor

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's state Senate leader filed a lawsuit today against Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, claiming she has no authority to call lawmakers back to work during a ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, June 3, 2011

SC Senate leader to challenge governor's order

COLUMBIA  — The South Carolina Senate's top officer said Friday he has told staff to draft a lawsuit challenging Gov. Nikki Haley's order that legislators return to their desks ...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wary of overreach, lawmakers kill anti-spoofing bill

COLUMBIA --- Lawmakers rejected a proposal this week that targeted caller ID fraud and "spoofing," citing questions of censorship and whether it's necessary to criminalize an offense that already ...
By Sarita Chourey

Lawmakers again try to cut golf cart drivers some slack

COLUMBIA --- They're not exactly the downtrodden masses, but gated-community dwellers still have needs. South Carolina lawmakers are hoping to offer some relief.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Arguments fly anew on eve of revote over Amazon deal

COLUMBIA --- Opposing sides of a proposed sales tax exemption for Amazon.com rallied Tuesday in preparation of a second vote in the South Carolina House.

Federal funds coming for Charleston Harbor

COLUMBIA --- The federal government will spend $150,000 this year to continue a study on deepening Charleston Harbor, Sen. Lindsey Graham and U.S. Reps. Jim Clyburn and Tim Scott said.

Schools could get boost

COLUMBIA --- South Carolina's schools could pick up an unexpected $105 million from growing state revenues under a budget proposal the Senate began debating Tuesday.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Social programs lose, businesses win in talks

COLUMBIA --- State Sen. Kevin Bryant assailed the state's health care program for the poor, disabled and elderly as a "Mercedes" program that has become a handout instead of a helping hand.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

S.C. legislators try for new Amazon deal

Lawmakers will try again to get a sales tax break for Amazon.com through the South Carolina House in hopes of reviving the online retailer's plans to open a distribution center this year and ...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bill allows schools to set their hours

COLUMBIA --- South Carolina school districts could get creative with school hours under a bill that some legislators fear could usher in a four-day school week.

State chief justice halts all pending foreclosures

COLUMBIA --- South Carolina's chief justice Tuesday ordered a stop to all pending foreclosures until the banks and homeowners involved can complete an intervention process.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Legislators reject Amazon tax break

COLUMBIA --- South Carolina legislators rejected Wednesday a sales tax break for online retailer Amazon.com in a 71-47 vote the House Majority leader blamed largely on Republican Gov. Nikki Haley.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

S.C. House OKs deal on voter ID bill

The South Carolina House on Tuesday approved an agreement on a bill requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, discounting Democrats' arguments that the measure would ...

S.C. Senate head blasts funds for Medicaid

South Carolina's soaring Medicaid program spending is siphoning money away from other state priorities such as school buses and needs to be kept in check, Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell ...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Clyburn, Graham: Progress made on SC port project

COLUMBIA --- U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn said he hopes to find funding within a few weeks to finish a study of deepening Charleston's port, a move officials say is necessary for the next generation of ...

GOP education bills fell victim to Senate struggle

ATLANTA --- The list of education bills came straight from the GOP playbook: vouchers, charter schools, teacher performance, parental empowerment. But each one failed this year, even with a near ...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Amazon tax deal sent to S.Carolina Senate

COLUMBIA --- Amazon.com won initial approval Tuesday from South Carolina legislators to avoid collecting sales taxes after the online retail giant threatened to scuttle a 1,249-job distribution ...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

High gas prices help kill SC tax break

COLUMBIA -- Four-dollar gas should offer enough incentive to buy a plug-in hybrid vehicle argued state lawmakers Wednesday before defeating a bill that would have offered consumers income-tax ...
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Conflict-of-interest case still unresolved

The discord over whether a commissioner elected to the Clearwater Water and Sewer District may also serve as the district clerk might require a judge's intervention, says the South Carolina State ...
By Sarita Chourey

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Historic building on Laney campus demolished

The demolition of the 89-year-old Cauley-Wheeler building on the Lucy C. Laney High School campus is over, but the plan for a building that will act as a link to the former site and its story has ...
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