State House Daybook: March 12, 2019


State House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place.

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The Senate gavels in at 2:00 p.m. Watch live hereCalendarJournal.


The House gavels in at 9:30 a.m. Watch live here.  Calendar.  Journal


Combined meeting schedule

9:30 a.m., House of Representatives, State House, House Chamber, Live Broadcast

10:00 a.m., Senate Education Subcommittee on S.283, Gressette Room 207, Agenda Available

10:30 a.m., Senate Finance Natural Resources and Economic Development Subcommittee, Gressette Room 407, Agenda Available

11:00 a.m., Senate Finance Committee, Gressette Room 105, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast

11:00 a.m., Senate Judiciary Committee, Gressette Room 308, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast

2:00 p.m., Senate, State House, Senate Chamber, Live Broadcast

Upon adjournment of the Senate, Select Committee on Santee Cooper, Gressette Room 308, Agenda AvailableLive Broadcast



South Carolina Lede

Episodes of This Week In South Carolina 

Legislative Update

S Carolina lawmakers may get sued over social media blocking AP

Some SC lawmakers block constituents on Facebook, Twitter, opening door to lawsuits The State 

Bakari Sellers ‘preparing to run’ for Congress when Jim Clyburn retires The Post and Courier 

'We have built up steam,' McMaster tells Florence Rotarians The Morning News

After Charleston woman killed, a proposed SC bill may help her family find closure The Post and Courier

Pay raises, tuition freeze and a refund? A look at the first draft of SC’s next budget The State

$9B budget up for debate in SC House boosts salaries, freezes tuition The Post and Courier

SC forensic lab employee warns lawmakers SLED reaching ‘breaking point’ in case backlog The State

Boeing’s stock takes a hit as more Max 8 planes are grounded The Post and Courier

Lawmakers expect fierce debate on $61M lottery tax windfall AP

Charleston County Schools could continue setting the pace for teacher pay raises The Post and Courier

Historically black college in SC could be turned into career center The Post and Courier

SC’s Darla Moore to fund a $25 million education center in Lake City The State

Cory Booker picks up early endorsement in key primary state of South Carolina CNN

Elizabeth Warren hires 3 staffers in SC for 2020 presidential campaign The Post and Courier

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’ll make 2020 decision ‘sooner than later’ during SC visit The Post and Courier

Kamala Harris, 2020 presidential candidate, campaigns at Myrtle Beach eatery Sun News

Kamala Harris makes third SC trip, receives enthusiastic welcome The Post and Courier

Proposal would close ‘revolving door’ between State House and SC state jobs The State

Planes, automobiles help South Carolina set another export record in 2018 The Post and Couirer

Is consolidation coming? The Augusta Chronicle

As immigration debate boils, Charleston heats up as a ‘robust’ detention point The Post and Courier

Civil forfeiture reform: Lawmakers amend bill that police chief said would endanger public The Greenville News

2 speakers to address political radicalism, terrorism, Israel in Charleston The Post and Courier

SC Rep. Joe Cunningham blows air horn to sound alarm about offshore oil work The Post and Courier 

Qatar’s under-the-radar SC aerospace firm raising questions, eyebrows The Post and Courier 

Activists, SC lawmakers lead charge to criminalize female genital cutting The Post and Courier

Palmetto Politics: Why all the smoke over a SC marijuana mailer The Post and Courier 

Low prices, high costs hurt Orangeburg dairy farmers; poultry provides stability; prime beef in demand The Times & Democrat

Smart meters blamed by Blue Ridge Electric customers for soaring monthly power bills The Greenville News

Seeing more tourists around town? Charleston’s March visitor bump by the numbers The Post and Courier



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