Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Tax credit for poor could be issue in SC roads debate

The Senate Finance Committee sought consensus Tuesday on how to get more money for South Carolina roads and cut taxes. But the meeting showed where arguments may arise when the proposals hit the ...
By Jeffrey Collins

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Much work remains before a state budget is possible

COLUMBIA - South Carolina legislators' chief responsibility when they reconvene will be passing a state budget for the fiscal year that starts just two weeks later. 
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, April 24, 2015

SC lawmakers debate certificate of need program

COLUMBIA - The fight to overhaul regulations for building and expanding hospitals and other medical facilities in South Carolina has been so combative that lawmakers might not resolve it this year.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Senator's bill to raise $800 million a year for SC roads

Sen. Ray Cleary's plan raises the state's gas tax 10 cents, eliminates some sales tax exemptions and increases some driver fees.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

South Carolina High Court mulls ethics case

COLUMBIA - A lower court judge was right to halt an investigation into House Speaker Bobby Harrell attorneys for the Charleston Republican argued.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, June 23, 2014

SC Revenue director Blume retiring

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The director who took charge of South Carolina's Department of Revenue following a massive hacking is retiring, and this time he says it's for real.
By Seanna Adcox

South Carolina voters return to polls today

Voters will return to the polls to pick their parties' choice to be South Carolina's education superintendent, while Republicans will also pick their lieutenant governor nominee.
By Seanna Adcox

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Haley vetoes $18.5M from state budget

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed $18.5 million from the Legislature's $7 billion spending plan for the coming year, including money for caregivers to the elderly.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, April 6, 2012

S.C. pension probe ends

The South Carolina attorney general's office says it found nothing to prosecute following an investigation into "pay-to-play" accusations in the state pension system. Treasurer Curtis Loftis on ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wells announces SC House run

Aiken City Councilman At-Large Don Wells will seek election into the South Carolina House District 81 seat currently held by Tom Young, a news release says.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

Army suspends first female drill sergeant leader

COLUMBIA - The Army has suspended the first woman to lead its drill sergeant school while it investigates an undisclosed personnel matter, the service said Thursday. A spokesman for the Army's ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Across South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A former Charleston-area coach charged with molesting nine boys sent e-mails to the victims' families shortly before he was arrested this fall.

Panel decides Haley did not push agency

COLUMBIA - A Senate panel found Thursday that Gov. Nikki Haley did not pressure a state environmental agency to approve a dredging permit to expand the Savannah port.
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011

Real estate in Southeast offers hope

ATLANTA -- Don't count on once-reliable real estate market to return to drive economic engine of the Southeast, experts say.
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

Analysis finds black areas hit most by ID law

South Carolina's new voter photo identification law appears to be hitting black precincts in the state the hardest, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
By Jim Davenport

Counties sue over cost of primary

Officials from Beaufort, Chester, Greenville and Spartanburg counties, who have been fighting with the state over the bill for the primary, say the state doesn't have the authority to hold the ...
By Jim Davenport

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011

Audit raises flags about evaluations

Clemson University's Public Service Activities program must do a better job evaluating top executives and look for ways to better coordinate programs with other state and federal agencies, a state ...

Across South Carolina

Charleston police say a woman who claimed to be a cancer patient and allegedly scammed a friend of more than $50,000 has turned herself in.

Civil rights leader, judge buried

Civil rights leader and federal judge Matthew Perry was remembered Thursday as a trailblazer, eulogized by South Carolina's first black chief justice, its first female chief justice and the ...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011

Audit faults program for disabled

A South Carolina program that aids infants and toddlers who have disabilities is not reaching enough children and doesn't properly monitor those who provide the services, a state audit reported ...
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