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Hurricane Season Is Underway, Above Normal Year Predicted

June 8, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina shoreline in Garden City.

The Atlantic hurricane season is underway, eight months after South Carolina was hit by one of its worst hurricanes. The Category 1 Hurricane Matthew made landfall near McClellanville last October and killed five people across the state. Storm surge reached over six feet in...

Drug Monitoring Law To Fight Opioid Abuse

June 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gov. McMaster signs the bill into law on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

All opioids prescribed in South Carolina are now required to be reported to the state monitoring program, thanks to a bill that Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law last month. The law is one of several pieces of legislation lawmakers pushed this year as they work to stymie...

SC Senate Legislative Update May 8 - 12, 2017

May 15, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. Senate

The General Assembly reached sine die adjournment on Thursday, the last day of the regular legislative session. All bills not enrolled for ratification or assigned to a conference committee by 5 p.m. on Thursday are stalled until the General Assembly reconvenes in January...

SC House Legislative Update May 9, 2017

May 15, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update May 9, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 17 The House of Representatives refused to concur in Senate amendments to H.3516, comprehensive INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING AND GOVERNANCE legislation, and appointed a conference committee to address its differences with the Senate on...

SC House Legislative Update April 25, 2017

May 1, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives.

Legislative Update April 25, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 15 The House of Representatives concurred in Senate amendments to H.3792, a bill addressing MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR RESTROOMS AVAILABLE AT MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STADIUMS, and enrolled the legislation for ratification. This...

SC Senate Legislative Update April 24 - April 28, 2017

May 1, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. State House.

On Thursday, the Senate gave a third and final reading to an amended version of H. 3516, commonly called the roads bill, by a vote of 30-9. The Senate’s version would raise the state’s motor fuel user fee 2 cents per gallon over a six year period for a total of 12 cents, in...

USC Women's Basketball Team Honored at State House

April 28, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
USC head coach Dawn Staley

The 2017 national championship-winning University of South Carolina women's basketball team, along with head coach Dawn Staley, were honored at the State House on April 25, 2017. The ceremony in the State House culminates nearly a month of festivities honoring the Gamecocks...

SC Senate Legislative Update April 17 - 21, 2017

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

The Senate began debate on H. 3516, commonly called the roads bill, and adopted the Senate Finance Committee amendment. The committee amendment increases the motor fuel user fee two cents per year over six years. When fully implemented, the legislation is estimated to...

Former Sen. Fritz Hollings Statue Dedication Ceremony

April 21, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Former Vice President Joe Biden.

On April 17, 2017, the statue dedication ceremony for former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.) was held at the Waring Judicial Center Garden in Charleston, South Carolina. View the full video of the ceremony or fast forward to the speakers, according to the following time...

SC House Legislative Update April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update April 17, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 14 The House of Representatives and the Senate adopted the conference committee report on H.3726, the RETIREMENT SYSTEM FUNDING AND ADMINISTRATION ACT, and enrolled the legislation for ratification. This bill implements...

Majority of South Carolinians Say Schools, State Services Haven't Kept Pace

April 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina

Most South Carolinians believe that the number of state services, such as highway troopers, social workers and schools, have not kept pace with the growth of the state, according to a recent Winthrop University poll released Thursday. Although 62 percent of poll respondents...

SC Senate Legislative Update Senate April 3 - April 7, 2017

April 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. Senate.

The Senate finalized its version of the budget on Thursday after a 44-0 vote, sending it back to the House of Representatives. The bill, H. 3720, is expected to head to a joint conference committee where legislators from the House and Senate will hammer out details. Here...

SC House Legislative Update April 4, 2017

April 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update April 4, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 13 The House of Representatives concurred in Senate amendments to H.3358, legislation that provides a framework for issuing and renewing state driver’s licenses and identification cards to bring South Carolina into COMPLIANCE...

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.

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