Politics

Conversations with the Candidates

November 1, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
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With Election Day one week away and many focused on the race for the White House, there are several federal races in South Carolina on the ballot. We talked with qualified candidates running for both the U.S. House and Senate, as part of a special series the past few weeks...

Palmetto Scene Election Programming Continues

October 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
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Palmetto Scene continues to air back-to-back episodes (Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., ETV) that will focus on candidates running for federal office in South Carolina. Although the biggest interest has been focused on the presidential race, here in South Carolina, all 7...

Trump with Lead in Latest Winthrop Poll

September 29, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
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In the latest Winthrop Poll, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton 42% to 38% in South Carolina. The poll was conducted before Monday’s presidential debate and 53% of the respondents feel Clinton is a capable candidate, while 46% feel Trump is. But, when asked if they...

Palmetto Scene to Offer Interviews to SC Federal Candidates

September 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by G. Rawls
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SCETV’s weekly public affairs program, Palmetto Scene , is reaching out to qualified candidates for US Congressional Districts 1-7 and the US Senate seat to participate in a joint interview. The interviews will be scheduled in the weeks prior to the general election and...

SC Campaigns Gear Up After Labor Day

September 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
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This week, the country celebrated Labor Day, which for many is the official end to summer, but it’s also when campaigns across the country kick into high gear. Candidates running for office have two months to sway voters to their side. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump...

What is Human Trafficking? Understanding this Crime in South Carolina

August 25, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
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“Human trafficking does present a threat in South Carolina,” says Marie Sazehn. Sazehn serves as an Assistant Attorney General who understands the crime and its implications. “A lot of times when people think of human trafficking, it is something they associate with big...

Gov. Haley Vetoes ‘Pork’ in Capital Reserve Fund

June 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Rackley
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Last week, Governor Nikki Haley released her list of budget vetoes. While recognizing the positive budget items like funding for education, health services and law enforcement agencies, she took the legislature to task for allowing what she referred to as “pork, pet...

A History to Remember: Penn Center Campus Proposed a National Monument

June 2, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Rackley
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The historic Penn Center of St. Helena’s Island has been a center of African American education, cultural preservation, and social justice for over 150 years. Founded in 1862, the Penn Center, then called Penn School, was one of the first institutions in the South that...

Horne-Sanford Debate Monday, June 6 at 7pm on SCETV

June 1, 2016 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
Jenny Horne and Mark Sanford to Debate on ETV

South Carolina ETV is broadcasting a debate between the Republican candidates for S.C.’s First Congressional District. Incumbent Mark Sanford and challenger Jenny Horne will debate live from ETV’s Beaufort studios Monday, June 6, 2016. The program will be carried statewide...

SC Voter ID Laws: What You Need to Know for the Upcoming Primaries

May 31, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Rackley
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The implementation of voter ID laws, which typically require voters to provide some form of photo ID to be able to vote in primaries and presidential elections, has been an issue fraught with controversy in several states. Voter ID laws are meant to prevent fraud from...

Sen. Pinckney's Portrait Unveiled at the State House

May 25, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
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On Thursday, the late Senator Clementa Pinckney's portrait was unveiled in the State Senate. SCETV streamed the ceremony live. Stay tuned to SCETV and Palmetto Scene for more coverage, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charleston.

SC Legislature Overrides Gov. Haley’s Veto on $40 Million Farm Aid Bill

May 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Rackley
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Last October, nearly two feet of rain fell from the sky in 12 hours, flooding entire neighborhoods, destroying homes, and altering some people’s lives forever. After Governor Haley vetoed a widely supported $40 million bill meant to help compensate South Carolina farmers...

Senator Clementa Pinckney's Portrait To Be Unveiled

April 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Sen. Clementa Pinckney

On the floor of the S.C. Senate today, Senator Gerald Malloy announced that a portrait of the late Senator Clementa Pinckney would be unveiled on May 25. Senator Pinckney was one of the nine murdered at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston last June. Malloy said, "...

Latest Winthrop Poll Looks at Race Relations in SC

April 28, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
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This past year in S.C. has been a tragic, yet historic time. After the shooting of Walter Scott, the murders at Mother Emanuel, and the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, the discussion of race has increased throughout the state. The latest...

Malfunction Junction Improvements Added to Senate Roads Bill

April 21, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
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Under the road-spending plan that the Senate’s budget panel approved on Wednesday, April 20, Malfunction Junction, considered the state Transportation Department’s No. 1 priority since 2008, would be fixed, reports The State . The plan would provide around $4 billion for...

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