It took nearly 600 documents, hundreds of signatures from local officials and hours of work by law enforcement personell to tell South Carolina's leaders what they already knew: the state doesn't have any "sanctuary cities."
While nearby states are acting quickly to move more restrictive abortion laws through their legislatures, South Carolina lawmakers have barely touched the issue so far in 2019.
Our annual mass alien abduction, aka Daylight Saving Time, remains a target of politician. But not changing our clocks is more complicated than it sounds.
State lawmakers began their first highly-anticipated review of a bill legalizing medical marijuana in South Carolina on Wednesday.
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is boosting her staffing in the early-voting state of South Carolina, adding two experienced operatives who'll be key to navigating the home of the first 2020 primary in the South.
That wasn’t just an air horn blasting through the halls of Congress last week — it was an alarm.
South Carolina lawmakers are starting to debate items in the $9 billion state budget where some of them disagree.
A South Carolina judge decided last week that the state's legislative caucuses — a handful of groups made up of lawmakers in the Statehouse — can operate behind closed doors, sheilding their records and meetings from the public.
South Carolina lawmakers should stop blocking anyone from their social media pages who have not harassed or threatened them or they may soon face free speech lawsuits, an attorney for the state House said.
A crew of North Charleston firefighters and EMTs were training on the department’s fire boat in the Ashley River last Friday.
A former staffer for 5th Circuit Solicitor was sentenced to three years probation on Tuesday for misusing public funds at the Richland and Kershaw County prosecutor's office.
Democrats in early-voting South Carolina are gearing up for a summer convention that's sure to draw many of the party's presidential contenders.
Dominion Energy may have taken over SCE&G, but some things haven’t changed.
A state judge ruled that the financial records of the group that represents Republicans in the South Carolina House are not public records.
Federal law enforcement officials continue to monitor SCANA Corp. and the legal fallout surrounding the company's failed V.C. Summer nuclear project — a sign the utility's current and former executives could still face criminal charges.
A former South Carolina lawmaker withdrew his bid to become the next director of the state's land preservation agency on Monday after he was accused of "self dealing" and was sharply questioned about his qualifications for the job.
If you want to know how not to run an election, just take a drive up the interstate. Because North Carolina is putting on a clinic.
Free to spend unlimited amounts of money, outside groups dropped more than $6 million last year to influence South Carolina’s elections, promoting their favorite candidates, attacking their political opponents and barraging voters with non-stop ads.
Candidates for the job opening to lead South Carolina's land preservation agency included people with years of experience in forestry, environmental policy and natural resources, according to applications obtained by The Post and Courier.
Several senators wanted to know why Pitts was chosen over several dozen other people for the job. And they pressured Michael McShane, one of the Conservation Bank's board members, to answer whether Pitts' was chosen specifically for his connections in the halls of the Statehouse.
A Charleston state lawmaker has proposed renaming the area's airport after former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, the longtime South Carolina Democrat who once led the Senate's transportation committee among other high-profile roles.
A South Carolina senator says a bill aiming to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana will not move forward until lawmakers address concerns of stakeholders.
"Usually when we come before you, all we talk about is money," Chief Justice Don Beatty Beatty said in his second annual State of the Judiciary address. "And I'll be frank with you: We can't escape it this time, either."
State officials offered an update on the Legislature’s ambitious plan to improve schools last week, and it was … educational.
Former Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson officially pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday, admitting that he used a government funds to pay for a flight on a Panamanian airline and swanky hotel rooms in Las Vegas, Chicago and Columbia.
"The same things that won big for us will win big for this state and the people in this room," Swinney told a joint session of the S.C. House and Senate. "It's called team."
The deal, which could still land Johnson in prison for up to 20 years, was announced a day before he was set to arrive in federal court for a hearing in the case.
The education overhaul bill moving through the South Carolina Legislature is a behemoth — 84 pages that promise changes at nearly every level of the school system.
The overhaul plan could put dozens of schools and several districts under new management. These are the ones it puts on notice.
The S.C. House passed a bill Thursday removing the cap on how many farmers can grow hemp in the Palmetto State, opening the door to the possibility of hundreds of growers harvesting the crop.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is visiting a South Carolina area known as the "Corridor of Shame" due to its underperforming schools, making a trip to an area that's been held out as an example of the need to make reforms to the state's schools.
The long-stalled completion of Interstate 526 got another delay Wednesday, but project supporters say they are moving ahead nonetheless.
Royal terns may fly, but Charleston area diners tend to drive, so when John and Ben Williams opened a restaurant named for the seabird, they wanted potential customers to know their cars would…
Some people will say anything during a courtship to get what they want — and you know how that usually turns out.
The state scholarship system penalizes high-performing students who choose technical college. One lawmaker hopes to change that.
Instead of focusing on the checks, SCE&G customers and state legislators might want to brace for a big hit to the wallet in two years.
The Richland County Elections Board's first meeting since learning about 1,040 uncounted votes that led to the resignation of its director was 45 minutes of chaos that included several shouting matches.
Hundreds of teachers, parents, students and education advocates flooded the Statehouse on Tuesday to give lawmakers an earful about a proposed overhaul of the state's school system in a legislative hearing that stretched deep into the evening.
"I've got an open door," McMaster said during a meeting with the S.C. Legislative Black Caucus. "No matter how long you're in whatever kind of work you're in, you never know it all, so we're always looking for ideas and answers."
"The voices of women like me are not heard. I think that's why it struck such a chord," said Nancy Mace, R-Daniel Island. "I mean women that feel the same way that I do, that have that same sort of streak: We aren't going to go along to get along. We're not going to dress like others. No one is going to tell us what to do. No one is going to tell me what to do. I am my own woman."
The debate over what type of new voting machines South Carolina should purchase may be vexing lawmakers in the Statehouse, but many county election officials have reached one consensus: the state needs new polling equipment and soon.
A South Carolina senator has reintroduced legislation that would ban abortions in the state and possibly criminalize the act.
A few weeks ago, a Columbia anti-abortion activist sat in a legislative hearing and claimed the Bible says women aren’t fit for public office.
The bids received by the Legislature varied. Some of the corporations want to take over parts of the public utility. Some offered to sell power to Santee Cooper. Others offered to manage its power plants and the electric lines going to its roughly 179,000 direct customers.
South Carolina teachers will get some sort of raise this year — it’s all but guaranteed.
The federal government secretly shipped enough plutonium out of South Carolina to build dozens of nuclear bombs, a decision that outraged Nevada — and hardly dented a radioactive dilemma here.
For as long as anyone at Santee Cooper can remember, directors have gotten a free weekend at its lush lakefront Wampee Conference Center, with catering for them and their guests.
So you’ve decided to run for president in South Carolina’s Democratic primary.
The relationship between South Carolina's director of elections and the country's largest voting equipment company has caught the attention of lawmakers as the state prepares to spend a proposed $60 million to replace 13,000 voting machines.
South Carolina's electric cooperatives want Santee Cooper to study if coal is the cheapest way to provide electricity to customers, questioning whether the state-run utility should cease operating some of its aging coal-fired power plants.
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