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State House Update March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. 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,...

Legislators Talk Telehealth in South Carolina

March 31, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Crouch
Telehealth Awareness Week

Legislators from across South Carolina talk telehealth at the Telehealth Awareness Week press conference. Listen to Senator Thomas Alexander and Representatives Murrell Smith and Katie Arrington.

U.S. Congressional District 5 Special Election

March 31, 2017 - Posted in ETV Regionals by K. Cannon
U.S Congressional District 5

Since U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney was appointed to be the White House Budget Director, South Carolina's District 5 will be voting for a new representative in Congress. In an effort to inform the District 5 voters about the candidates running, South Carolina ETV has invited...

Gov. McMaster on Richard Quinn & Associates, USC Basketball

March 28, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. 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 G. 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 G. 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 G. 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 G. 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 G. 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...

Kulma, David | U.S. Congressional District 5 Candidate

March 20, 2017 - Posted in ETV by K. Cannon
David Kulma, U.S. Congressional District 5 Candidate.

David Kulma is a resident of Rock Hill, SC and an adjunct teacher in the music Department at Winthrop University. He went to Kent State University, where he received two music degrees. He is a candidate for the Green Party.

Parnell, Archie | U.S. Congressional District 5 Candidate

March 20, 2017 - Posted in ETV by K. Cannon
Candidate for U.S Congress, Archie Parnell

South Carolina native Archie Parnell is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he earned both his bachelor's and law degrees. He has worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, served on the staff of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means,...

Bledsoe, Bill | U.S. Congressional District 5 Candidate

March 20, 2017 - Posted in ETV by K. Cannon
Bill Bledsoe, Constitution and Libertarian Candidate for Congress

Bill Bledsoe is a veterinarian who lives in Chesnee, South Carolina. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. He is a candidate for both the Constitution and Libertarian parties. Watch more speeches on ETV Election Central .

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 G. 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 G. 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 G. 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...

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