This Week in South Carolina

State House Update: April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Weekly State House update

This Week in the South Carolina State House, senators approved the $8 billion budget, House members approved an open-carry gun bill, the pension reform bill heads to Gov. Henry McMaster, and crossover day has come and gone with 12 working days left in the legislative...

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., discusses Darlington Raceway

April 5, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., on April 4, 2017.

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr., talks about the glory and challenges of Darlington Raceway at the Governor's Mansion on April 4, 2017. The promotional event comes months before the Sprint Cup Series race returns to the Track Too Tough to Tame this Labor Day weekend.

SC Senate Legislative Update March 27-31, 2017

April 4, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. State House.

The Senate Finance Committee approved its version of the state budget on Tuesday after months of subcommittee budget hearings. Areas of interest in the approximately $8 billion budget include K-12 education funding, higher education funding, improving the health of the...

SC House Legislative Update March 28, 2017

April 4, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. House.

Legislative Update March 28, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 12 The House of Representatives approved S.218, a bill PROHIBITING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM REQUIRING AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT, and enrolled the legislation for ratification. The legislation revises labor and employment provisions, by...

State House Update March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
This Week in South Carolina

This week in the South Carolina State House, suspended Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, appeared for a bond hearing over his criminal ethics charges, the roads bill officially stalled in the Senate, debate on medical marijuana bills continued in Senate and House committees,...

Gov. McMaster on Richard Quinn & Associates, USC Basketball

March 28, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster told reporters Tuesday he will continue to use long-time political consultants Richard Quinn & Associates for his 2018 campaign, despite an ongoing corruption investigation that has ensnared the firm. McMaster has used the firm for...

SC Senate Legislative Update March 20 - 24, 2017

March 27, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. State House

The Senate Finance Committee continued its work this week on the state budget with the goal of advancing it to the floor for full Senate debate. Areas of interest in the approximately $8 billion budget includes K-12 education funding, higher education funding, improving the...

SC House Legislative Update

March 27, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update March 21, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 11 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3720, the General Appropriation Bill, and H.3721, the joint resolution making appropriations from the Capital Reserve Fund, which together comprise the $...

State House Update: Opioid Bills Progress, Roads Bill Stalls, Open Carry Bill Advances

March 24, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C. State House update

This week in the South Carolina State House, several bills tackling the growing opioid overdose problem advanced in both the House and Senate, a bill to allow people to openly carry a handgun hit the House floor after receiving no testimony, the ongoing State House...

SC Senate Legislative Update March 13 - 17, 2017

March 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina State House

The Senate this week set the stage for debate in the coming weeks on two significant pieces of legislation, a bill addressing the state’s infrastructure system and the state’s general appropriations bill. The Senate Finance Committee voted to give a favorable report to H...

S.C. House Legislative Update March 13, 2017

March 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update March 13, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 10 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3247, a bill making comprehensive statutory revisions regarding MOPEDS. The legislation establishes new requirements for registering and licensing mopeds...

State House Update: Sen. Courson Indicted, Budget Passes House, Senate Sends Roads Bill to the Floor

March 17, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina State House update

This week at the South Carolina State House lawmakers gave key approval to the state's budget, an infrastructure spending plan, and one lawmaker faced three charges stemming from an ongoing corruption probe aimed at the General Assembly. - House lawmakers approved the $8...

SC Senate Update March 6 - March 10, 2017

March 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. Senate

The Senate this week approved third reading of H. 3726, a bill that aims to make the state’s pension system more financially sound. The House version of the bill was moved forward after the Senate adopted all amendments from a companion bill, S. 394. The goal of the...

SC House Legislative Update March 7, 2017

March 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update March 7, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 9 Legislative Update, March 7, 2017 HOUSE WEEK IN REVIEW The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3516, a bill revising INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING AND GOVERNANCE as a means of providing reliable sources...

SC House Passes Anti-Semitism Bill

March 9, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Myrtle Beach, discusses his anti-Semitism bill on the floor of the S.C. House on March 9, 2017.

South Carolina representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday that would combat a rising tide of anti-Semitism on college campuses across the country. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Myrtle Beach, said South Carolina college campuses have not seen an...

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