Politics

South Carolina Entities Taking Bold Steps to Affect Climate Change

February 22, 2016 - Posted in ETV by K. Park
South Carolina pier at the ocean with swelling tides

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Conference passed the historic Paris Agreement, signed by representatives of 196 nations. This agreement, combined with the scientific findings on climate change, is a testament to the international consensus that climate change and its...

Legislative Update- February 19th, 2016

February 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Senate debate how to fix S.C. roads.

This week in the State House, lawmakers dealt with issues of road repair and the budget. The House met in committee meetings all week to talk about budget details, preparing to take it to the House floor for debate in the next few weeks. The Senate took up the bill dealing...

“Pork and Politics”: Hudson’s Smokehouse and the Campaign Trail

February 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park
Jeb

As the Republican and Democratic primaries, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 respectively, draw near; the visibility of Presidential candidates has increased more and more, from posters to canvassing, and even candidate visits to local forums and restaurants. One restaurant, in...

SC GOP Chair Comments on Haley Endorsement of Rubio

February 17, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Governor Nikki Haley

According to The State , Governor Nikki Haley will endorse Senator Marco Rubio at a rally tonight in Chapin. Senator Tim Scott and Representative Trey Gowdy have already endorsed the Senator from Florida. Earlier today, SC GOP Chair Matt Moore was in the Palmetto Scene...

NPR'S "Here and Now" to broadcast live from SC Public Radio's studios

February 16, 2016 - Posted in ETV by G. Rawls
Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young of HERE AND NOW.

Here and Now , the weekday news program from NPR, will broadcast live from the S.C. Public Radio studios Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19. The program will be covering the day’s news, with an emphasis on both upcoming South Carolina primaries. Co-hosted by award-...

Trump, Clinton Leading in South Carolina

February 16, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
vote button

A poll released by CBS News shows that Republican candidate Donald Trump continues to lead in South Carolina with 42%. Ted Cruz is more than 20 points behind Trump, with 20%, followed by Rubio at 15%. Kasich, Bush, and Carson all have under 10%. CBS News reports, “For Trump...

Extended Interviews On Sex Education Bill

February 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Sex Education in S.C. is under review.

The Comprehensive Health Act was passed in the late 1980s mandating that sex education be taught in public schools in South Carolina. This session, a new bill amending the sex education practices in the state was put forth in the House, where it passed quickly. The bill...

Changes to S.C. Teen Health Face Objection

February 11, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
Vaccines given to teen.

Two bills dealing with teen health have stalled in the Senate after a speedy passage in the House. The two bills, one that would amend the current Comprehensive Health Education law and the Cervical Cancer Prevention bill, had objections placed on them by two Upstate...

Politicking In South Carolina

February 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
State House Lobby

It was one of those blustery, cold days we don’t often see in the Midlands of South Carolina. I’d travelled to downtown Columbia to get as close as possible to the State House. In this political season, so much is going on, and the State House is often ground zero. It was...

Infrastructure Repairs Still Up for Debate

February 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Blackwell
pot hole in the road

The issue of crumbling roads and bridges throughout the state of S.C. has been a glaring issue for many years. The historic flooding that the state faced last October pushed the issue of how lawmakers plan to solve the problem to the forefront. The bill was passed by the...

King Day at the Dome in Columbia, South Carolina

January 19, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
Clinton

On the morning of January 18, at the S.C. State House, the annual King Day at the Dome was held for the first time without the presence of the Confederate flag. The event initially began on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2000, in protest to the flag flying on the State...

Governor Haley Gives State of Union Response

January 13, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by A. Crouch
US Congress

Following President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address, S. C. Governor Nikki Haley was chosen to give the Republican response. Her speech touched on healthcare, national security, and the economy. Haley also spoke to being a daughter of Indian immigrants and...

Ernest Frederick Hollings

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by S. Folks
Ernest F. Hollings

Ernest “Fritz” Hollings was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1922. He graduated from The Citadel in 1942 and served as an artillery officer in World War Two. After the war, he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. In 1958, at age 36, he was...

John C. West

January 11, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by D. Kent
John C. West

John Carl West, Sr. served as the 109th Governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975. From 1977 to 1981, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Haley Praises S.C. Domestic Violence Task Force

January 8, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Geer
Haley- CDV

Gov. Haley spoke to the press Thursday about how pleased she is with the 50 recommendations from the task force, which has been looking into the issue of domestic violence since early 2015. The recommendations suggest things such as guidelines at workplaces on how to handle...

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