This Week in South Carolina

President Donald Trump at Boeing South Carolina

February 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
President Donald Trump at Boeing South Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON -- President Donald Trump called the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, produced at the North Charleston Boeing plant, an example of America producing more of its own products domestically and lessening its reliance on imports. "It has to be much easier to...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Feb. 13-17, 2017

February 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. State House

The Senate continued debate on S. 107, which establishes the procedure by which a person nominated as governor selects a lieutenant governor as a running mate on a joint ticket. The bill, which was set for special order on February 14, also deals with increasing campaign...

S.C. House Legislative Update Feb. 14, 2017

February 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Members in the S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update February 14, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 6 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3035, a bill revising eligibility criteria for IN-STATE HIGHER EDUCATION TUITION RATES FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS. The legislation provides that...

SC House Remembers Rep. Joe Neal

February 15, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
SC State House

Rep. Joe Neal, of Richland County, passed away suddenly this week. Neal was a pastor and 24-year veteran of the S.C. House. Speaker Jay Lucas, along with House Majority Leader Gary Simrill and House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, paid tribute to Rep. Neal on the House...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Feb. 6-10, 2017

February 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina
S.C. Sen. Luke Rankin at Sen. Hugh Leatherman's portrait unveiling.

The Senate moved a number of bills forward this week, including S. 6, which increases penalties for injuring or killing a dog or horse used by law enforcement. The bill is known as “Hyco’s Law,” named for an Anderson County K-9 officer killed in the line of duty in October...

S.C. House Legislative Update Feb. 7, 2017

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

Legislative Update February 7, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 5 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3218, a bill to provide for "DAMS AND RESERVOIRS SAFETY ACT" ENHANCEMENTS in light of problems experienced during the catastrophic floods of October 2015...

Sen. Hugh Leatherman's Portrait Unveiling

February 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence.

The Senate recognized Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, with a portrait and ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Speakers included: State Sens. Nikki Setzler, Thomas C. Alexander and Luke Rankin, as well as former S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice...

House Roads Bill Advances, Gov. McMaster Weighs In on Proposed Gas Tax Increase

February 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. State House

The approval of a key House committee and comments by the state’s new governor made for key developments in the roads funding debate this week. On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee sent a bill raising the state gas tax by 10 cents per gallon and increases to...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2017

February 6, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina State House

The House and Senate met in Joint Session on Wednesday to elect a new Supreme Court Justice, as well as Court of Appeals, circuit court, family court and administrative law court judges. The Senate spent much of the week passing S. 27, which makes the Superintendent of...

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 31, 2017

February 6, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina House of Representatives

Legislative Update January 31, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 4 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3488, a bill that makes provisions for ELECTRONIC INSURANCE DOCUMENTS, including authorization for insurers to deliver, store, or present evidence of...

SC Roads Featured on This Week in SC

February 3, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
Bierbauer and Christy Hall

Of South Carolina's roadways, 2,000 have been deemed the worst of the worst. Charles Bierbauer sits down with S.C. DOT Secretary Christy Hall to discuss the state of S.C. Roads. Hall tells This Week in SC that the S.C. roadways are decaying rapidly, and the decay has almost...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Jan. 24, 2017

January 30, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina. Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant in the Senate on Jan. 25, 2017.

This week in the Senate Jan. 23 - Jan. 27, 2017 The Senate returned to regular statewide session this week after spending the previous week working at the committee level to move bills to the floor for debate. Former Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster became South Carolina’...

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 24, 2017

January 30, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina State House

Legislative Update January 24, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 3 During the initial days of the session, committees of the House of Representatives began their work on legislation to report out for consideration by the full House. The House amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3462,...

Gov. Henry McMaster's Swearing-In Ceremony

January 25, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster taking the oath of office.

Henry McMaster was sworn-in as the 117th Governor of South Carolina in a ceremony held at the State House on Tuesday. McMaster replaced Gov. Nikki Haley after the U.S. Senate confirmed her, 96-4, to be President Donald Trump's Ambassador to the United Nations moments...

State House Power Moves

January 25, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The 2017 S.C. Senate

A day after Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster replaced outgoing Gov. Nikki Haley, Senators elected Sen. Kevin Bryant as McMaster's successor. Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, successfully retained his position shortly after Bryant was elected by the Senate on...

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