Politics

Governor Haley Gives State of Union Response

January 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
US Congress

Following President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address, S. C. Governor Nikki Haley was chosen to give the Republican response. Her speech touched on healthcare, national security, and the economy. Haley also spoke to being a daughter of Indian immigrants and...

Ernest Frederick Hollings

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by Steve Folks
Ernest F. Hollings

Ernest “Fritz” Hollings was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1922. He graduated from The Citadel in 1942 and served as an artillery officer in World War Two. After the war, he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. In 1958, at age 36, he was...

John C. West

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by D. Kent
John C. West

John Carl West, Sr. served as the 109th Governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975. From 1977 to 1981, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Haley Praises S.C. Domestic Violence Task Force

January 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Katie Geer
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Gov. Haley spoke to the press Thursday about how pleased she is with the 50 recommendations from the task force, which has been looking into the issue of domestic violence since early 2015. The recommendations suggest things such as guidelines at workplaces on how to handle...

South Carolina ETV to Continue Live S.C. Legislative Coverage

January 8, 2016 - Posted in ETV by Glenn Rawls
State House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 7, 2016 New web components and radio recaps also available The South Carolina Legislature will be seen live Tuesdays-Thursdays on the ETV World Channel beginning January 12, 2016. State House Today coverage follows the session times...

S.C. Legislators Consider Privacy and Safety in Drone Regulation

August 24, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Park
drone flying over field

Drone technology has moved from the abstract to the mainstream. The word “drone” held connotations to military operations in the past, but the technology is now being used in everyday tasks like wedding or home videos to capture an aerial view of activities. To understand...

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
Flag

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
Confederate Flag

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
Horne

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
State House

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
Smith-Lever

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
Studio Education

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
Haley

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
Haley

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...

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