Politics

Haley Will Fight Against Guantanamo Bay Detainees Coming to S.C.

August 21, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
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Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference this week stating that she will fight against detainees from Guantanamo Bay being moved to the Naval brig just outside of Charleston. According to an article in The State Newspaper , the U.S. Defense Department is reviewing a...

Reaction to Confederate Flag Removal

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
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It was a historic day in South Carolina as Governor Haley signed the bill into law that will remove the Confederate flag from State House grounds. Palmetto Scene was there, interviewing South Carolinians and lawmakers about the historic day.

S.C. House Votes in Favor of Removing Confederate Flag

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by S. Simmons
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Representatives in the South Carolina House voted early Thursday morning to remove the Confederate flag that flies on the State House grounds, ABC News reports . After over 13 hours of deliberation, the House approved the bill, originally written by Senator Vincent Sheheen...

An Emotional Night in the S.C. House of Representatives

July 9, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Andrea Esselman
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With the S.C. House of Representatives voting in favor of taking down the Confederate flag, all that remains is for Governor Nikki Haley to sign the bill, and the flag will come down from the State House grounds. The debate surrounding the flag is one of historical...

Haley Issues Budget Vetoes

June 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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Governor Nikki Haley held a press conference late this morning to unveil her vetoes of this year's appropriations bill. She issued 87 line item vetoes, but said she was happy that the "legislature is putting more thought into our executive budget, and we are grateful for...

Smith-Lever Act Recognized in Its 100th Year Anniversary

May 28, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Dennis
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Last week, both Senate and House Representatives held ceremonies in their respective chambers, honoring Congressman Frank Lever and his legacy with the Smith-Lever Act. Lever was a proud sponsor and supporter of many acts of legislation which aided agriculture. The Smith-...

Academic Freedom Challenged at S.C. Universities

April 9, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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The State Newspaper’s Andy Shain points out in a recent article that several S.C. colleges and universities may lose funding in the House of Representatives budget over certain gay-themed books being assigned to freshman. In Shain’s article for The State he reports, “Now,...

Unemployment Numbers Continue to Fall

March 31, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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South Carolina’s newly released unemployment numbers hit a six year low last month, falling from 6.4% in January to 5.7% in February. According to the Columbia Business Report , "South Carolina led the nation in recording the largest one-month drop in the seasonally...

Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Government Restructuring Act Of 2014

February 5, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley joined with former Governor Carroll Campbell’s wife, Iris, and his sons Carroll III and Mike, as well as numerous members of the General Assembly, today in a ceremonial bill signing for S.22, the South Carolina Restructuring Act of 2014...

Is the Tea Party Still Relevant in South Carolina?

January 31, 2014 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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Winthrop Political Science professor, Scott Huffmon, talks with Charles Bierbauer about the relevance of the Tea Party in our state, and how it could possibly affect an upcoming primary election.

#ThrowbackThursday: Governor James Edwards 1976 State of the State Address

December 12, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
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James Burrows Edwards was Governor of South Carolina from 1975-1979. He was the first Republican to be elected Governor of South Carolina since Reconstruction. This State of the State Address is from January 27, 1976. “This past year there’s been one of many problems...

#ThrowbackThursday: Gov. McNair's 1968 State of the State

December 5, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
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Robert Evander McNair, Sr. was the 108th governor of South Carolina, having served from 1965 to 1971. McNair was a Democrat and a pro-education governor. This State of the State Address is from McNair’s second term in office in 1968. “South Carolina is today in the midst of...

Bullying: A Growing Problem

November 20, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Randall
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The four major types of bullying are verbally, socially, physically and now cyberbullying. It is a growing concern that we are hearing about more and more frequently. Rep. Robert Williams describes bullying as “... a group of individuals who usually come together as a pack...

Could South Carolina Turn Into a Blue State?

October 31, 2013 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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Today, the South is considered a Republican stronghold when it comes to presidential elections. So, what are the chances South Carolina could turn into a blue state? Winthrop Political Science Professor Scott Huffmon says, “It’s a mistake to think that the past twenty years...

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