Politics

EPA Administrator Meets With SC Farmers, Industry Over Water Rule

July 24, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt meets with South Carolina elected officials and farmers on July 24, 2017.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt held a roundtable meeting Monday with several elected officials, agriculture and utility representatives in Orangeburg County on a federal rule regulating waterways. Pruitt was seeking input on redefining the Obama-...

Gas Tax Increase Already Funding 200 Miles of Pavements

July 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Statewide improvement projects across the state according to the S.C. Department of Transportation

More than 200 miles of roadways are set to be repaved across the state due to the gas tax increase lawmakers approved in May. The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced Thursday that $26.5 million worth of projects are moving forward. SCDOT Secretary Christy...

Voting Data Remains Secure, SC Election Commission

July 19, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
S.C. Election Commission meeting on July 19, 2017.

South Carolina Election Commission Director Marci Andino told commissioners at their monthly meeting Wednesday that reports of 150,000 attempts to access the state voter database last November was overblown. “Those were not Russian hackers attempting to get access to the...

New Law Consolidates SC Victim Services

July 14, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces the consolidation of victim services agencies into his office on Friday.

South Carolina continues to build upon its mission to reduce criminal domestic violence with a new law that consolidates several victim services agencies under the attorney general's office. "This is the most consequential victims’ advocacy reform since the victims’ bill of...

My Trip Into a Virtual World | Endowment Intern Imani

June 13, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Summer Interns by I. King
The SC State house

After my experience this week at ETV, I can confidently say that virtual reality is the future. And if you may doubt this claim, you must film using one these cameras, it will “wow” even the most technologically savvy. The camera takes a 360 scan and in high tech unison...

Clemson Football Team Honored at The White House

June 12, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
President Donald Trump stands with Clemson football team and South Carolina politicians at the White House on June 12, 2017.

President Donald Trump honored the 2016 NCAA Football National Championship-winning Clemson football team at the White House on Monday. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabam Crimson Tide 35-31 in January to win the national title that eluded them the year before. Trump,...

Gov. McMaster Vetoes $56.4 Million From State Budget

June 12, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster

Gov. Henry McMaster used his veto pen to nix $56.4 million from the state budget, including millions to upgrade the state's aging school buses. The 41 vetoes represent a fraction of the state's roughly $8 billion budget lawmakers sent him last week. McMaster only struck $20...

Fifth District Candidates In Conversation

June 12, 2017 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
Host Charles Bierbauer

South Carolina’s congressional Fifth District candidates get together for a conversation on This Week in South Carolina , airing Friday June 16 th at 7:30 p.m. on South Carolina ETV. The weekly program is hosted by Charles Bierbauer, Dean of USC’s College of Information and...

Drought Status Improves In South Carolina

June 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
All counties within the state are now in normal or incipient drought status.

All 46 counties in South Carolina are now at either normal drought status or incipient, according to state officials. The state Drought Response Committee downgraded the statuses of multiple counties around the state, thanks to increased precipitation since April. The...

Drug Monitoring Law To Fight Opioid Abuse

June 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Gov. McMaster signs the bill into law on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

All opioids prescribed in South Carolina are now required to be reported to the state monitoring program, thanks to a bill that Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law last month. The law is one of several pieces of legislation lawmakers pushed this year as they work to stymie...

South Carolina ETV to Receive Spectrum Auction Funds

May 25, 2017 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
SCETV logo

South Carolina ETV is embarking on a capital improvement project that will upgrade its technical facilities statewide. The project will last five to ten years. The source of funding will be one-time-only proceeds of $35 million as a result of a Federal Communications...

SC Senate Legislative Update May 8 - 12, 2017

May 15, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The S.C. Senate

The General Assembly reached sine die adjournment on Thursday, the last day of the regular legislative session. All bills not enrolled for ratification or assigned to a conference committee by 5 p.m. on Thursday are stalled until the General Assembly reconvenes in January...

SC House Legislative Update May 9, 2017

May 15, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update May 9, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 17 The House of Representatives refused to concur in Senate amendments to H.3516, comprehensive INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING AND GOVERNANCE legislation, and appointed a conference committee to address its differences with the Senate on...

SC House Legislative Update April 25, 2017

May 1, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives.

Legislative Update April 25, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 15 The House of Representatives concurred in Senate amendments to H.3792, a bill addressing MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR RESTROOMS AVAILABLE AT MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STADIUMS, and enrolled the legislation for ratification. This...

SC Senate Legislative Update April 24 - April 28, 2017

May 1, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The S.C. State House.

On Thursday, the Senate gave a third and final reading to an amended version of H. 3516, commonly called the roads bill, by a vote of 30-9. The Senate’s version would raise the state’s motor fuel user fee 2 cents per gallon over a six year period for a total of 12 cents, in...

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