Politics

Sen. Hugh Leatherman's Portrait Unveiling

February 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence.

The Senate recognized Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, with a portrait and ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Speakers included: State Sens. Nikki Setzler, Thomas C. Alexander and Luke Rankin, as well as former S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice...

House Roads Bill Advances, Gov. McMaster Weighs In on Proposed Gas Tax Increase

February 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. State House

The approval of a key House committee and comments by the state’s new governor made for key developments in the roads funding debate this week. On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee sent a bill raising the state gas tax by 10 cents per gallon and increases to...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2017

February 6, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina State House

The House and Senate met in Joint Session on Wednesday to elect a new Supreme Court Justice, as well as Court of Appeals, circuit court, family court and administrative law court judges. The Senate spent much of the week passing S. 27, which makes the Superintendent of...

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 31, 2017

February 6, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina House of Representatives

Legislative Update January 31, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 4 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3488, a bill that makes provisions for ELECTRONIC INSURANCE DOCUMENTS, including authorization for insurers to deliver, store, or present evidence of...

SC Roads Featured on This Week in SC

February 3, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Aimee Crouch
Bierbauer and Christy Hall

Of South Carolina's roadways, 2,000 have been deemed the worst of the worst. Charles Bierbauer sits down with S.C. DOT Secretary Christy Hall to discuss the state of S.C. Roads. Hall tells This Week in SC that the S.C. roadways are decaying rapidly, and the decay has almost...

S.C. Senate Legislative Update Jan. 24, 2017

January 30, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina. Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant in the Senate on Jan. 25, 2017.

This week in the Senate Jan. 23 - Jan. 27, 2017 The Senate returned to regular statewide session this week after spending the previous week working at the committee level to move bills to the floor for debate. Former Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster became South Carolina’...

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 24, 2017

January 30, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina State House

Legislative Update January 24, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 3 During the initial days of the session, committees of the House of Representatives began their work on legislation to report out for consideration by the full House. The House amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3462,...

Donald Russell

January 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Donald Russell

Donald Stuart Russell (1906-1998) was a protégé of former Secretary of State James F. Byrnes. Russell was Governor of South Carolina from 1963-1965 and a U.S. Senator. He also served as President of the University of South Carolina. The Donald S. Russell Papers are...

Gov. Henry McMaster's Swearing-In Ceremony

January 25, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster taking the oath of office.

Henry McMaster was sworn-in as the 117th Governor of South Carolina in a ceremony held at the State House on Tuesday. McMaster replaced Gov. Nikki Haley after the U.S. Senate confirmed her, 96-4, to be President Donald Trump's Ambassador to the United Nations moments...

State House Power Moves

January 25, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The 2017 S.C. Senate

A day after Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster replaced outgoing Gov. Nikki Haley, Senators elected Sen. Kevin Bryant as McMaster's successor. Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, successfully retained his position shortly after Bryant was elected by the Senate on...

S.C. House Legislative Update Jan. 17, 2017

January 23, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update January 17, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 2 HOUSE WEEK IN REVIEW On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, lawmakers gathered in Columbia to commence the 122nd South Carolina General Assembly. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives and the Senate sat in joint assembly to...

2017 Legislative Preview

January 23, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina Statehouse

The legislative session was in full gear this week in Columbia, while Gov. Nikki Haley was before a U.S. Senate committee for her hearing to become the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Haley was before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday...

SC Couple Enjoying Inaugural Festivities

January 20, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Kaitlyn Park
preparation for the Inauguration on Capitol Hill

William and Brenda Bauer from Columbia are attending the Inaugural events in Washington, D.C. They’re sharing some of their favorite moments with us, from the S.C. Inaugural Ball to the Swearing In Ceremony. #SCinDC

James F. Byrnes

January 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
James F. Byrnes

James Francis Byrnes (1882-1972) was born in Charleston and served in all three branches of the federal government. He was known as Franklin Roosevelt’s “Assistant President.” Byrnes was active in South Carolina’s state government as well.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

November 15, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame
Black and white photo of Joe Riley swearing in ceremony.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. was born in 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Riley served six years in the South Carolina House of Representatives and was elected Mayor of Charleston in 1975. He served ten...

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