Gavin Jackson

SCETV Public Affairs Reporter

State House Daybook: Jan. 17, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. StatehouseUPDATE: The South Carolina House and Senate canceled their daily session and most legislative meetings for Wednesday and Thursday due to inclement weather affecting part of the state. Gov. Henry McMaster postponed his State of the State address to next Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. This Week in South Carolina: In Session 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. Watch daily legislative...

State House Daybook: Jan. 16, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. State HouseThis Week in South Carolina: In Session 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. Watch daily legislative recaps live at 7 p.m., on SCETV’s Facebook , YouTube and reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter . LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in Tuesday at 2 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 12 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined...

State House Daybook: Jan. 11, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

StatehouseThe 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 all in one place. Watch daily legislative recaps live at 7 p.m., on Palmetto Scene's Facebook , SCETV's YouTube and reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter . LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in Thursday at 11 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in Thursday at 11 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar ...

State House Daybook: Jan. 10, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. State HouseThe 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 all in one place. Watch daily legislative recaps live at 7 p.m., on Palmetto Scene's Facebook and SCETV's YouTube . LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in Wednesday at 12 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in Wednesday at 2 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule: 9...

SC Lede: 2018 Legislative Preview

By Gavin Jackson

SC Lede logoHost Gavin Jackson discusses the upcoming 2018 South Carolina Legislative Session with The Post and Courier's Columbia Bureau Chief, Andy Shain. Topics include the VC Summer nuclear situation, ethics reform, and more!

State House Daybook: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. StatehouseThe 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 all in one place. Watch daily legislative recaps live at 7 p.m., on Palmetto Scene's Facebook and SCETV's YouTube . LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in Tuesday at 12 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 12 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule: 10:00 a.m.,...

The Latest Winter Weather Outages, Conditions And Closings

By Gavin Jackson

Press Conference on Winter Weather7:15 p.m. The following are the only current weather alerts from the National Weather Service for South Carolina: A winter weather advisory was issued at 7:09 p.m. and is in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, for the following counties: Allendale; Beaufort; Charleston; Coastal Colleton; Coastal Jasper; Dorchester; Hampton; Inland Berkeley; Inland Colleton; Inland Jasper; Tidal Berkeley. A winter storm warning was issued at 3:11 p.m. and is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, for the following counties: Dillon; Florence; Marion. Central Horry; Coastal Georgetown; Coastal Horry; Inland...

McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

By Gavin Jackson

McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid EpidemicGov. Henry McMaster declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency Monday in his latest push to help combat the growing problem in South Carolina. McMaster called the epidemic a “silent hurricane” from the state Emergency Operations Center surrounded by Cabinet secretaries and others who are now part of an emergency response team to address the problem. Heroin deaths jumped 67 percent from 2014 to 2016 and have not peaked yet, officials said. A major factor in the death increases is the prevalence of the powerful, synthetic opioid called fentanyl. McMaster’s executive order also...

Former Rep. Rick Quinn Pleads Guilty In Ongoing Corruption Case

By Gavin Jackson

Former Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, in Richland County Court on Dec. 13, 2017.Former state Rep. Rick Quinn could face jail time after pleading guilty to a statutory misconduct in office charge, stemming from an ongoing State House corruption probe that’s ensnared several current and former state lawmakers, as well as his politically-connected father. The Lexington Republican resigned from his House seat shortly before Judge Carmen Mullen gaveled in a hastily called special hearing Wednesday. Mullen accepted Quinn’s guilty plea at the end of the two-hour hearing, but delayed issuing her sentence, which at a maximum would include a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. The...

USC Economists Say SC Economy to Remain Strong in 2018

By Gavin Jackson

USC Economic OutlookUniversity of South Carolina economists said the state’s economy will remain strong in 2018, despite a tight labor market and large layoffs in the Midlands area. Job creation, the single best indicator of economic performance, is expected to grow at 2.1 percent in 2018, according to research economist Joseph Von Nessen who spoke at the annual economic outlook conference in Columbia on Friday. “Although our current economic expansion is now in its ninth year, it’s important to remember that economic expansions don’t die of old age,” Von Nessen said. “Market fundamentals are strong and the...

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