Politics

Gov. Henry McMaster's Swearing-In Ceremony

January 25, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster taking the oath of office.

Henry McMaster was sworn-in as the 117th Governor of South Carolina in a ceremony held at the State House on Tuesday. McMaster replaced Gov. Nikki Haley after the U.S. Senate confirmed her, 96-4, to be President Donald Trump's Ambassador to the United Nations moments...

State House Power Moves

January 25, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The 2017 S.C. Senate

A day after Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster replaced outgoing Gov. Nikki Haley, Senators elected Sen. Kevin Bryant as McMaster's successor. Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, successfully retained his position shortly after Bryant was elected by the Senate on...

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 17, 2017

January 23, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update January 17, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 2 HOUSE WEEK IN REVIEW On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, lawmakers gathered in Columbia to commence the 122nd South Carolina General Assembly. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives and the Senate sat in joint assembly to...

2017 Legislative Preview

January 23, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina Statehouse

The legislative session was in full gear this week in Columbia, while Gov. Nikki Haley was before a U.S. Senate committee for her hearing to become the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Haley was before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday...

SC Couple Enjoying Inaugural Festivities

January 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Kaitlyn Park
preparation for the Inauguration on Capitol Hill

William and Brenda Bauer from Columbia are attending the Inaugural events in Washington, D.C. They’re sharing some of their favorite moments with us, from the S.C. Inaugural Ball to the Swearing In Ceremony. #SCinDC

James F. Byrnes

January 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
James F. Byrnes

James Francis Byrnes (1882-1972) was born in Charleston and served in all three branches of the federal government. He was known as Franklin Roosevelt’s “Assistant President.” Byrnes was active in South Carolina’s state government as well.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

November 15, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Black and white photo of Joe Riley swearing in ceremony.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. was born in 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Riley served six years in the South Carolina House of Representatives and was elected Mayor of Charleston in 1975. He served ten...

Conversations with the Candidates

November 1, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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With Election Day one week away and many focused on the race for the White House, there are several federal races in South Carolina on the ballot. We talked with qualified candidates running for both the U.S. House and Senate, as part of a special series the past few weeks...

Palmetto Scene Election Programming Continues

October 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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Palmetto Scene continues to air back-to-back episodes (Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., ETV) that will focus on candidates running for federal office in South Carolina. Although the biggest interest has been focused on the presidential race, here in South Carolina, all 7...

Trump with Lead in Latest Winthrop Poll

September 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Winthrop Poll

In the latest Winthrop Poll, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton 42% to 38% in South Carolina. The poll was conducted before Monday’s presidential debate and 53% of the respondents feel Clinton is a capable candidate, while 46% feel Trump is. But, when asked if they...

Palmetto Scene to Offer Interviews to SC Federal Candidates

September 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Glenn Rawls
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SCETV’s weekly public affairs program, Palmetto Scene , is reaching out to qualified candidates for US Congressional Districts 1-7 and the US Senate seat to participate in a joint interview. The interviews will be scheduled in the weeks prior to the general election and...

SC Campaigns Gear Up After Labor Day

September 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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This week, the country celebrated Labor Day, which for many is the official end to summer, but it’s also when campaigns across the country kick into high gear. Candidates running for office have two months to sway voters to their side. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump...

What is Human Trafficking? Understanding this Crime in South Carolina

August 25, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
blurred image of child behind a fence

“Human trafficking does present a threat in South Carolina,” says Marie Sazehn. Sazehn serves as an Assistant Attorney General who understands the crime and its implications. “A lot of times when people think of human trafficking, it is something they associate with big...

Gov. Haley Vetoes ‘Pork’ in Capital Reserve Fund

June 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kristina Rackley
Governor Nikki Haley

Last week, Governor Nikki Haley released her list of budget vetoes. While recognizing the positive budget items like funding for education, health services and law enforcement agencies, she took the legislature to task for allowing what she referred to as “pork, pet...

Horne-Sanford Debate Monday, June 6 at 7pm on SCETV

June 1, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
Jenny Horne and Mark Sanford to Debate on ETV

South Carolina ETV is broadcasting a debate between the Republican candidates for S.C.’s First Congressional District. Incumbent Mark Sanford and challenger Jenny Horne will debate live from ETV’s Beaufort studios Monday, June 6, 2016. The program will be carried statewide...

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