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State House Daybook: Feb. 18, 2020

By Gavin Jackson

SCState House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage. LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate is out today. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 12:00 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule 9:30 a.m. Senate Finance Constitutional Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207, Agenda...

SC Lede: The SC Dem-utante Primary Ball

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) with Maayan Schechter and Jamie Lovegrove (r).The South Carolina Democratic presidential primary is fast approaching. Recent poll numbers show an ever-tightening race in a state where former Vice President Joe Biden used to enjoy double digit leads over his closest contenders. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and The State's Maayan Schechter to discuss the latest. Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment. Plus, the week's top news and more! You can subscribe to...

Santee Cooper's Future Back for Debate at the State House

By Russ McKinney

Santee Cooper signFor the past several years the issue that’s dominated the state legislature has been the future of Santee Cooper, the state-owned public power utility. Santee Cooper in effect produces electricity for over two million customers in the state. State lawmakers have been pondering what to do with the utility since the failure of the giant VC Summer nuclear project in the summer of 2017. Many have concerns about Santee Cooper’s Management, and the almost $7 Billion debt it's now carrying following VC Summer. The question is so large that last year the legislature passed a special joint resolution...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Tom Steyer

By Gavin Jackson

Host Gavin Jackson talks to Democratic presidential candidate Tom SteyerOn this edition for the week of February 13, 2020, host Gavin Jackson sits down with Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Chester, South Carolina to talk about his campaign and the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to the South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

State House Daybook: Feb. 13, 2020

By Gavin Jackson

scState House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage. LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in at 10:00 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 10:00 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule 9:00 a.m. Senate L.C. I. Committee on S.758 , S.1041 and S.1048 , Gressette...

SC Lede: Fear and Loathing on the Trail in South Carolina

By Gavin Jackson

5e260988-ee6f-4035-a340-25e507bba606After the debacle in Iowa the Democratic playing field was incredibly murky and hard to read, BUT, thanks to New Hampshire, we finally have some real results to work with! Host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard and The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove to discuss what the Primary's results mean and what it all means for South Carolin as cracks appear in Joe Biden's firewall. Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment. Plus, the week's top news and more! You can subscribe...

Final Bout of Rain Arriving Before Drier Weekend

By Ray Hawthorne

df8db410-4716-447b-b0cc-791f0afbfc20Update as of 8:30 AM Thursday A line of strong thunderstorms, which prompted The National Weather Service to issue Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties early Thursday morning, is moving eastward through the Upstate. Strong winds in the lower part of the atmosphere may transfer to the ground as the line of heavy showers and a few thunderstorms move through the state today. For this reason, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a “marginal risk” (a level 1 out of 5) for severe storms over the state today. A line of showers and storms associated with a cold...

South Carolina ETV to air documentary depicting success stories of democratic political reform

By Jeremy Cauthen

The Democracy RebellionOn March 19 at 10 p.m., South Carolina ETV (SCETV) will air " The Democracy Rebellion: A Reporter's Notebook with Hedrick Smith ." In the one-hour film, Smith, a veteran, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, travels the country looking for positive stories of democratic political reform. Viewers will see compelling narratives of citizen movements and graphic portraits of local heroes launching local, bipartisan campaigns to restore democracy through clean elections, exposing dark money, voter protections and gerrymander reform. The film began premiering on PBS stations earlier this year. In...

State House Daybook Feb. 12, 2020

By Gavin Jackson

scsState House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage. LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in at 11:00 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 10:00 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule 8:30 a.m. Senate Finance Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Gressette Room 307...

A Brief Lull in the Rain, But More Expected This Week

By Ray Hawthorne

Rainfall forecastUpdate as of 3:00 PM Tuesday: The National Weather Service has canceled the Flash Flood Watch it had in effect over the Upstate. Scattered showers or an isolated strong thunderstorm are still possible Tuesday evening thanks to the passage of a weak front. Overall, a brief period of drier weather is expected on Wednesday before another cold front arrives late Wednesday night and Thursday with more widespread rain and thunderstorms. Update as of 10:30 AM Tuesday: A lull in the rain has developed. Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties until 7...

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