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State House Daybook: May 1, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

Statehouse

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 recaps live at 7 p.m., on SCETV’s FacebookYouTube and reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter.

 

SC Lede: Six More Days

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (r) speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Andy Shain

There are six working days left in the 2018 South Carolina state legislative session, and the stage has been set to make these final two weeks a bit chaotic, with debates over budget spending, SCE&G rate reductions, and more.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson looks at the biggest stories coming out of the statehouse with Andy Shain, Columbia bureau chief for The Post and Courier, and South Carolina Public Radio Reporter Russ McKinney.

The Federal Gov. Granted More Money, Now Richland County Is Helping More Flood Victims

By Thelisha Eaddy

Richland County celebrates the first new mobile home given to a 2015 flood survivor.

For the past two years, South Carolina has been in recovery mode. Long-term recovery for families, business and municipalities, following the historic rain event and flood of October 2015, is seen in almost every county. Recently, during National Community Development Week, Richland County celebrated the first home in its flood recovery program given to a flood survivor.

Elder Law Aims to Protect Senior Citizens, those with Special Needs

By Tut Underwood

Healthcare Power of Attorney illustration

May is National Elder Law Month, a time lawyers endeavor to spread the word that their specialty provides legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of seniors and people with disabilities. Columbia elder law attorney Lauren Wasson says there are three basic financial documents that should be in place for every senior citizen: a will, a durable power of attorney and a health care power of attorney, which assigns a trusted person to speak for the elderly client if he/she is unable to speak for him/herself.

Exiting FCC Commissioner Talks Net Neutrality, Prison Violence and Her Future

By Thelisha Eaddy

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

For the past nine years, South Carolina native Mignon Clyburn has served as commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She was sworn into office, on August 3, 2009 at the Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Courthouse in Columbia and since then has become a strong supporter of net neutrality, media ownership reform and lowering prison phone rates.

State House Week for April 27, 2018

By Russ McKinney

State House Week

The State House and Senate remain at odds over reducing SCE&G's nuclear charge, and the state will soon have a new Child Advocate.

Sexual Assault Fought in S.C. with Education, Reporting

By Tut Underwood

This T-shirt was on display during a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event

The instance of sexual assault in the United States is growing at a rate that would surprise, even alarm, many people.  According to Shannon Nix, associate director of sexual assault and violence intervention and prevention at the University of South Carolina, one in four women - and one in six men – will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.   This high number doesn’t mean more assaults are happening, however.  Nix said it seems that way because more people are reporting it. 

Flood Recovery Still Ongoing for Some Midlands Victims

By Alfred Turner

Four Paws Animal Clinic was almost completely submerged by flood waters following the historic rains of Oct. 4, 2015. The clinic was able recently to reopen back near its original location in Forest Acres near Columbia.

For some, the so-called “thousand-year rain” and the floods that followed it in October 2015 may seem an event long past, but many are still recovering from the storm’s devastation.  For some businesses in Richland County, the after effects of the floods continue to pose particular difficulties. Take the Four Paws Animal Clinic, which was forced to operate out of a temporary location for more than two years after the flood, when the business' original building bordering Gills Creek was ruined.

State House Daybook: April 26, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

Statehouse

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 recaps live at 7 p.m., on SCETV’s FacebookYouTube and reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter.

 

State House Daybook: April 25, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

Statehouse

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 recaps live at 7 p.m., on SCETV’s FacebookYouTube and reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter.

 

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