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President Donald Trump at Boeing South Carolina

February 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
President Donald Trump at Boeing South Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON -- President Donald Trump called the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, produced at the North Charleston Boeing plant, an example of America producing more of its own products domestically and lessening its reliance on imports. "It has to be much easier to...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Feb. 13-17, 2017

February 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. State House

The Senate continued debate on S. 107, which establishes the procedure by which a person nominated as governor selects a lieutenant governor as a running mate on a joint ticket. The bill, which was set for special order on February 14, also deals with increasing campaign...

S.C. House Legislative Update Feb. 14, 2017

February 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Members in the S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update February 14, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 6 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3035, a bill revising eligibility criteria for IN-STATE HIGHER EDUCATION TUITION RATES FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS. The legislation provides that...

Boeing Votes Against Unionization

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Boeing airplane

Boeing SC, one of the biggest industries in the Lowcountry, voted yesterday not to unionize the Charleston company, as 2,828 employess voted, with 74% of them not in support of the International Association of Machinists' attempt to unionize. Joan Robinson-Berry, Vice...

SC House Remembers Rep. Joe Neal

February 15, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
SC State House

Rep. Joe Neal, of Richland County, passed away suddenly this week. Neal was a pastor and 24-year veteran of the S.C. House. Speaker Jay Lucas, along with House Majority Leader Gary Simrill and House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, paid tribute to Rep. Neal on the House...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Feb. 6-10, 2017

February 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina
S.C. Sen. Luke Rankin at Sen. Hugh Leatherman's portrait unveiling.

The Senate moved a number of bills forward this week, including S. 6, which increases penalties for injuring or killing a dog or horse used by law enforcement. The bill is known as “Hyco’s Law,” named for an Anderson County K-9 officer killed in the line of duty in October...

S.C. House Legislative Update Feb. 7, 2017

February 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C House of Representatives

Legislative Update February 7, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 5 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3218, a bill to provide for "DAMS AND RESERVOIRS SAFETY ACT" ENHANCEMENTS in light of problems experienced during the catastrophic floods of October 2015...

Sen. Hugh Leatherman's Portrait Unveiling

February 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence.

The Senate recognized Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, with a portrait and ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Speakers included: State Sens. Nikki Setzler, Thomas C. Alexander and Luke Rankin, as well as former S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice...

House Roads Bill Advances, Gov. McMaster Weighs In on Proposed Gas Tax Increase

February 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. State House

The approval of a key House committee and comments by the state’s new governor made for key developments in the roads funding debate this week. On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee sent a bill raising the state gas tax by 10 cents per gallon and increases to...

Fuel Efficiency School Buses Debut in the Lowcountry

February 10, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
school bus

Starting today, students in Dorchester and Berkeley counties will be riding to school in a new alternative-fueled school bus. Twenty-six propane powered school buses are the first alternative fleet to replace the state's aging diesel buses. Mike Bullman, director of...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2017

February 6, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina State House

The House and Senate met in Joint Session on Wednesday to elect a new Supreme Court Justice, as well as Court of Appeals, circuit court, family court and administrative law court judges. The Senate spent much of the week passing S. 27, which makes the Superintendent of...

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 31, 2017

February 6, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina House of Representatives

Legislative Update January 31, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 4 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3488, a bill that makes provisions for ELECTRONIC INSURANCE DOCUMENTS, including authorization for insurers to deliver, store, or present evidence of...

SC Roads Featured on This Week in SC

February 3, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
Bierbauer and Christy Hall

Of South Carolina's roadways, 2,000 have been deemed the worst of the worst. Charles Bierbauer sits down with S.C. DOT Secretary Christy Hall to discuss the state of S.C. Roads. Hall tells This Week in SC that the S.C. roadways are decaying rapidly, and the decay has almost...

Sonographers Expand Training Using Telehealth

January 31, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Marina Ziehe
Sonograher uses Echo to read heart

In the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, a group of heart sonographers meet once a quarter for continuing education classes. Originally provided in-house, the training later expanded to encompass videoconferencing technology. Through telehealth, area sonographers in remote...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Jan. 24, 2017

January 30, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina. Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant in the Senate on Jan. 25, 2017.

This week in the Senate Jan. 23 - Jan. 27, 2017 The Senate returned to regular statewide session this week after spending the previous week working at the committee level to move bills to the floor for debate. Former Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster became South Carolina’...

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