State House Today covers the House of Representatives and Senate live when they are in session, and features coverage of key House and Senate committee meetings, public hearings and press conferences.
Representative Nelson Hardwick of Horry County wants to pass Amendment #49 for the Southern Evacuation Lifeline that would allow a bridge to be built between Bucksport and Burgess and would include $250,000 of SCDOT money to get the project started, but Representative Norman of York County isn't quite sold on the idea. Added March 13, 2013.
Representative Harold Mitchell, Jr. of Spartanburg and several Democratic House members express views on the Medicaid Expansion Plan and are pushing to have it added to the South Carolina budget. Added March 12, 2013
Representative Eddie Tallon of Spartanburg makes his statements urging House members to vote against House Bill 3057 that would allow an individual to participate in the Pre-Trial Intervention program more than once with the solicitor's permission.
Rep. B.R. Skelton of Pickens submitted Amendment #4 to be added, in addition, to House Bill #3412 that would charge 10 cents more to the gas tax. Rep. Walt McLeod of Newberry expresses his concerns with the amendment.
Rev. I.D. Newman was the first African American to join the Senate since the Reconstruction of 1887. He joined the Senate in October of 1983. He is our Spotlight On Black History. Produced by Aysia Randall.