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President Declares State of Emergency for South Carolina

September 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackon
Hurricane Irma, center.

President Donald Trump issued a state of emergency declaration for South Carolina on Thursday afternoon, ahead of the expected effects of Hurricane Irma. The move provides the state with federal funding assistance and resources in preparation for the Category 5 storm that...

SC Senate Legislative Update Feb. 20-24, 2017

February 27, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackon
Sen. Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, in the S.C. Senate.

The Senate voted Thursday to set S. 394 for special order, giving it priority status on the calendar. The legislation, which is a companion bill to H. 3726, aims to make the state retirement system more financially sound in the long-term. The bills reduce the unfunded...