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State House Week for Jan 12, 2018

January 12, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
State House Week

State lawmakers returned to Columbia this week for the 2018 session of the S.C. General Assembly. Fallout from last summer's collapse of the V.C. Nuclear is expected to dominate this year's session. Also, this week the House of Representatives wasted little time in...

SC Lede: 2018 Legislative Preview

January 9, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by A T Shire
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Host Gavin Jackson discusses the upcoming 2018 South Carolina Legislative Session with The Post and Courier's Columbia Bureau Chief, Andy Shain. Topics include the VC Summer nuclear situation, ethics reform, and more!

State House Daybook: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

January 9, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C. Statehouse

The State House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources all in one...

Former Rep. Rick Quinn Pleads Guilty In Ongoing Corruption Case

December 14, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Former Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, in Richland County Court on Dec. 13, 2017.

Former state Rep. Rick Quinn could face jail time after pleading guilty to a statutory misconduct in office charge, stemming from an ongoing State House corruption probe that’s ensnared several current and former state lawmakers, as well as his politically-connected father...

Rep. Todd Atwater Announces Attorney General Bid

December 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Rep. Todd Atwater

Rep. Todd Atwater, R-Lexington, announced on the State House steps Wednesday his run for attorney general. Atwater is taking aim at current Attorney General Alan Wilson, a fellow Republican from Lexington County, who is running for his third term in office. The crux of...

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Running Mate Pamela Evette

November 29, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Pamela Evette named Gov. Henry McMasters 2018 running mate on Nov. 28, 2017.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster named Upstate businesswoman Pamela Evette as his running mate in the 2018 gubernatorial race on Tuesday afternoon. Evette, 50, is president and CEO of Quality Business Solutions, a Travelers Rest-based company, which generates nearly $1...

What To Watch For in The 2018 SC Governor's Race

November 16, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Candidates

The full interview with Professor Gibbs Knotts, College of Charleston political science department chair, on the state of the 2018 South Carolina governor’s race. Catch up on who the candidates are and where the race stands a year away from Election Day here . What does the...

Where the SC Governor's Race Stands A Year Away from Election Day

November 10, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina state flag

To understand the 2018 governor’s race, rewind a year to the election of President Donald Trump. Trump’s win moved up South Carolina’s gubernatorial race calendar, when shortly after he won, he named then Gov. Nikki Haley to become his United Nations ambassador. Moments...

GOP Gubernatorial Challenger Demands Ethics Changes

November 2, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C. GOP gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton outside of her childhood home near Irmo on Nov. 1, 2017.

South Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton held a press conference to call for resignation of indicted Sen. John Courson and Rep. Rick Quinn over alleged corruption charges. The backdrop was her former childhood home near Irmo, located in Courson’...

State House Corruption Probe and South Carolina Politics

October 29, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Focus

The curtain surrounding the ongoing probe into alleged Statehouse corruption was raised some this week as special prosecutor David Pascoe alleged for the first time in open court that the powerful Republican political consultant, Richard Quinn, Sr. is at the center of what...

Rep. James Smith Announces His Bid for Governor

October 18, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C. Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, formally announces his gubernatorial bid on Oct. 17, 2017.

Richland Democrat Rep. James Smith formally kicked off his gubernatorial campaign Tuesday in downtown Columbia. Smith, 50, is a Columbia native who has served in the South Carolina House of Representatives since 1997. Smith is running against Charleston businessman Phil...

Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant Enters South Carolina Governor's Race

July 28, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant Enters South Carolina Governor's Race

ANDERSON -- Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant officially entered the 2018 South Carolina gubernatorial race alongside his family on Friday, touting his conservative record and a need to restore integrity in the state capital. Bryant is running on the fiscal and moral conservative...

EPA Administrator Meets With SC Farmers, Industry Over Water Rule

July 24, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin 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-...

Voting Data Remains Secure, SC Election Commission

July 19, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin 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 Gavin 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...

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