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Donald Trump Wins SC Primary

February 22, 2016 - Posted in News by AB Madden
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The South Carolina primary contest for the Republican Party gave Donald Trump his second victory over the other candidates. NBC News reports that by winning the First in the South Primary, Trump added “legitimacy to a campaign that many wrote off, since even before he...

South Carolina Entities Taking Bold Steps to Affect Climate Change

February 22, 2016 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
South Carolina pier at the ocean with swelling tides

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Conference passed the historic Paris Agreement, signed by representatives of 196 nations. This agreement, combined with the scientific findings on climate change, is a testament to the international consensus that climate change and its...

Two SC Museums Receive Awards

February 22, 2016 - Posted in News by K. Blackwell
The S.C. Museum wins prestigious award.

Two S.C. museums have earned prestigious awards this year. The winners are the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia and Colleton Museum and Farmers Market in Walterboro. The South Carolina State Museum was awarded the Governor’s Cup, which is the highest tourism award...

Legislative Update- February 19th, 2016

February 19, 2016 - Posted in News by K. Blackwell
Senate debate how to fix S.C. roads.

This week in the State House, lawmakers dealt with issues of road repair and the budget. The House met in committee meetings all week to talk about budget details, preparing to take it to the House floor for debate in the next few weeks. The Senate took up the bill dealing...

“Pork and Politics”: Hudson’s Smokehouse and the Campaign Trail

February 19, 2016 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
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As the Republican and Democratic primaries, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 respectively, draw near; the visibility of Presidential candidates has increased more and more, from posters to canvassing, and even candidate visits to local forums and restaurants. One restaurant, in...

SC GOP Chair Comments on Haley Endorsement of Rubio

February 17, 2016 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
Governor Nikki Haley

According to The State , Governor Nikki Haley will endorse Senator Marco Rubio at a rally tonight in Chapin. Senator Tim Scott and Representative Trey Gowdy have already endorsed the Senator from Florida. Earlier today, SC GOP Chair Matt Moore was in the Palmetto Scene...

Trump, Clinton Leading in South Carolina

February 16, 2016 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
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A poll released by CBS News shows that Republican candidate Donald Trump continues to lead in South Carolina with 42%. Ted Cruz is more than 20 points behind Trump, with 20%, followed by Rubio at 15%. Kasich, Bush, and Carson all have under 10%. CBS News reports, “For Trump...

Even with Help, Poor Students Lag Behind Wealthier Districts

February 15, 2016 - Posted in News by K. Blackwell
Education in S.C. needs a closer look.

A report on South Carolina’s $65 million dollar a year program that offers free 4K to underprivileged school districts, shows that even with the extra program, children who attend still lag behind other students from wealthier school districts. The study, which was...

Politicking In South Carolina

February 10, 2016 - Posted in News by P.A. Bennett
State House Lobby

It was one of those blustery, cold days we don’t often see in the Midlands of South Carolina. I’d travelled to downtown Columbia to get as close as possible to the State House. In this political season, so much is going on, and the State House is often ground zero. It was...

Infrastructure Repairs Still Up for Debate

February 8, 2016 - Posted in News by K. Blackwell
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The issue of crumbling roads and bridges throughout the state of S.C. has been a glaring issue for many years. The historic flooding that the state faced last October pushed the issue of how lawmakers plan to solve the problem to the forefront. The bill was passed by the...

South Carolina Among States to Delay State Tax Returns to Fight Fraud

January 25, 2016 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
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South Carolina will be among the states, including North Dakota and Illinois, choosing to delay issuing tax refunds until after March 1, 2016, reports Forbes . The delay is part of an effort by the South Carolina Department of Revenue to ensure that taxpayers receive proper...

King Day at the Dome in Columbia, South Carolina

January 19, 2016 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
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On the morning of January 18, at the S.C. State House, the annual King Day at the Dome was held for the first time without the presence of the Confederate flag. The event initially began on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2000, in protest to the flag flying on the State...

Governor Haley Gives State of Union Response

January 13, 2016 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
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Following President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address, S. C. Governor Nikki Haley was chosen to give the Republican response. Her speech touched on healthcare, national security, and the economy. Haley also spoke to being a daughter of Indian immigrants and...

Understanding Retirement: Why It’s Never Too Soon to Save

January 12, 2016 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Park
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Young professionals and those just entering the marketplace are more often than not given the opportunity to begin investing in a retirement plan. Unfortunately, the idea of giving away part of one’s pay to what appears a faraway prospect causes some to opt out of their...

Haley Praises S.C. Domestic Violence Task Force

January 8, 2016 - Posted in News by Katie Geer
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Gov. Haley spoke to the press Thursday about how pleased she is with the 50 recommendations from the task force, which has been looking into the issue of domestic violence since early 2015. The recommendations suggest things such as guidelines at workplaces on how to handle...

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