Gavin Jackson

SCETV Public Affairs Reporter

State House Daybook: Jan 18, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. State House

The South Carolina House and Senate canceled their daily session and legislative meetings for 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 daily video recaps, meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place.

State House Daybook: Jan. 17, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. Statehouse

UPDATE: 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.

State House Daybook: Jan. 16, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. State House

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: Jan. 11, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

Statehouse

The 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.

 

State House Daybook: Jan. 10, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. State House

The 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

State House Daybook: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

By Gavin Jackson

S.C. Statehouse

The 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 Latest: Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

By Gavin Jackson

Charleston International Airport Closed Thursday

The latest on the winter storm in South Carolina as of:

1:30 p.m.

The runways at Charleston International Airport remain closed Thursday, due to the lingering winter weather conditions.

The National Weather Service in Charleston recorded 5.3 inches of snowfall on Wednesday. The significant snow and ice has rendered the airport’s runways and taxiways inoperable, according to Paul Campbell, executive director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Association.

The Latest Winter Weather Outages, Conditions And Closings

By Gavin Jackson

Press Conference on Winter Weather

7:15 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.

McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

By Gavin Jackson

McMaster Declares Public Health Emergency Over Opioid Epidemic

Gov. 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.

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.

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