Politics

Majority of South Carolinians Say Schools, State Services Haven't Kept Pace

April 13, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
South Carolina

Most South Carolinians believe that the number of state services, such as highway troopers, social workers and schools, have not kept pace with the growth of the state, according to a recent Winthrop University poll released Thursday. Although 62 percent of poll respondents...

SC Senate Legislative Update Senate April 3 - April 7, 2017

April 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The S.C. Senate.

The Senate finalized its version of the budget on Thursday after a 44-0 vote, sending it back to the House of Representatives. The bill, H. 3720, is expected to head to a joint conference committee where legislators from the House and Senate will hammer out details. Here...

SC House Legislative Update April 4, 2017

April 10, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update April 4, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 13 The House of Representatives concurred in Senate amendments to H.3358, legislation that provides a framework for issuing and renewing state driver’s licenses and identification cards to bring South Carolina into COMPLIANCE...

State House Update: April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Weekly State House update

This Week in the South Carolina State House, senators approved the $8 billion budget, House members approved an open-carry gun bill, the pension reform bill heads to Gov. Henry McMaster, and crossover day has come and gone with 12 working days left in the legislative...

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., discusses Darlington Raceway

April 5, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., on April 4, 2017.

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr., talks about the glory and challenges of Darlington Raceway at the Governor's Mansion on April 4, 2017. The promotional event comes months before the Sprint Cup Series race returns to the Track Too Tough to Tame this Labor Day weekend.

State of Telehealth in South Carolina

April 5, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by M. Ziehe
Roundtable discussion at the Summit

Leaders from across South Carolina discussed their perspectives on statewide efforts to advance telehealth as part of the 5th Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina, held March 28-30, 2017. Specifically, the panel addressed some of the successes and challenges of...

SC Senate Legislative Update March 27-31, 2017

April 4, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The S.C. State House.

The Senate Finance Committee approved its version of the state budget on Tuesday after months of subcommittee budget hearings. Areas of interest in the approximately $8 billion budget include K-12 education funding, higher education funding, improving the health of the...

SC House Legislative Update March 28, 2017

April 4, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The S.C. House.

Legislative Update March 28, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 12 The House of Representatives approved S.218, a bill PROHIBITING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM REQUIRING AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT, and enrolled the legislation for ratification. The legislation revises labor and employment provisions, by...

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery in South Carolina

April 3, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
broken hotel sign

Human trafficking has come to the forefront of many Americans' minds through reporting, investigation and even popular culture. With legislation in 2012, South Carolina made a pledge to end the crime. But in 2016 alone, 73 reports related to human trafficking were made in...

State House Update March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
This Week in South Carolina

This week in the South Carolina State House, suspended Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, appeared for a bond hearing over his criminal ethics charges, the roads bill officially stalled in the Senate, debate on medical marijuana bills continued in Senate and House committees,...

Legislators Talk Telehealth in South Carolina

March 31, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by T. Crouch
Telehealth Awareness Week

Legislators from across South Carolina talk telehealth at the Telehealth Awareness Week press conference. Listen to Senator Thomas Alexander and Representatives Murrell Smith and Katie Arrington.

U.S. Congressional District 5 Special Election

March 31, 2017 - Posted in ETV Regionals by K. Cannon
U.S Congressional District 5

Since U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney was appointed to be the White House Budget Director, South Carolina's District 5 will be voting for a new representative in Congress. In an effort to inform the District 5 voters about the candidates running, South Carolina ETV has invited...

Gov. McMaster on Richard Quinn & Associates, USC Basketball

March 28, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster told reporters Tuesday he will continue to use long-time political consultants Richard Quinn & Associates for his 2018 campaign, despite an ongoing corruption investigation that has ensnared the firm. McMaster has used the firm for...

SC Senate Legislative Update March 20 - 24, 2017

March 27, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The S.C. State House

The Senate Finance Committee continued its work this week on the state budget with the goal of advancing it to the floor for full Senate debate. Areas of interest in the approximately $8 billion budget includes K-12 education funding, higher education funding, improving the...

SC House Legislative Update

March 27, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by G. Jackson
The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update March 21, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 11 The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.3720, the General Appropriation Bill, and H.3721, the joint resolution making appropriations from the Capital Reserve Fund, which together comprise the $...

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