Charleston County Democrats will have the most candidates on the primary election ballot in decades, while county Republicans are saving resources for the general election.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s office has decided to hold off on announcing any details of this year’s famed fish fry until a decision has been made regarding the S.C. Democratic Party’s convention.
Just over a century ago, McMaster's great-uncle oversaw the Columbia chapter of the American Red Cross as it helped the state combat the Spanish Flu, including by distributing a dubious remedy: whiskey.
Gov. Henry McMaster removed South Carolina's standing as one of just a handful of states without a law that prohibited the shackling of pregnant inmates, signing a bill on Thursday that criminal justice advocates said was a long overdue victory.
Anybody stuck in beach traffic over the weekend shouldn’t have been surprised.
The South Carolina primaries are nearly a month away, but Charleston County’s election headquarters already has more than 16,000 requests to vote by mail.
The volume last week was far lower than the peak during the first full week of April, when more than 89,000 idled workers applied for unemployment benefits.
Jean Toal, who served as the state's top judge for 15 years, was appointed to oversee all of the asbestos-related litigation in South Carolina's court system.
The long-running Statehouse corruption investigation has apparently reached its end, but the special prosecutor leading the probe is still taking on critics.
On Tuesday, SC senators passed local legislation that would switch the school board election from at large seats to single-member districts.
The South Carolina House on Tuesday used some time in between coronavirus related legislation to push through a measure that would bar state and county-run detention centers from shackling pregnant inmates — a top priority for state civil rights groups.
These stories always end the same, only the names change.
A Republican running for state Senate handed out 5,000 branded masks, but some found their way to county employees and had to be returned due to state election law.
A U.S. District Court judge last week ruled that Greenville-based Miracle Hill Ministries cannot prevent non-Christian families from adopting through its agency — a blow to Gov. Henry McMaster and others who argue the case is about religious liberty.
Leading black lawmakers in the state House of Representatives are asking Gov. Henry McMaster and other state officials to take into account the specific needs of rural and economically depressed areas as they work to reopen South Carolina.
Black South Carolina lawmakers want a repeal of the state's citizen's arrest law, and are renewing their call for hate crimes legislation in the aftermath of Ahmaud Arbery's death in Georgia.
"This is a game-changer for South Carolina like nothing we've ever seen," York County Visitors Bureau president Billy Dunlap said.
South Carolina judges and solicitors got a huge pay increase in 2019 and an average annual pension increase of $37,000, which blew a $100 million hole in the state pension plan.
More than 46,000 South Carolinians filed a new unemployment application between April 26 and May 2, bringing claims in the state to more than 461,000 over the past seven weeks.
In retrospect, maybe a parade wasn’t the best idea.
Sen. Lindsey Graham suggests many South Carolina residents would rather collect a government check than work ... just before he stands for re-election.
We get it. Whatever your politics, everyone is ready for this to be over. It’s annoying, distressing and depressing. Most folks, however, would rather play it cautious when the downside is potentially an even longer period of sequestering down the road. Not to mention, you know, more deaths.
After a failed attempt to extend the state budget earlier this month, South Carolina lawmakers will return to Columbia in May to try to break the stalemate and ensure state government stays open during the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 65,000 South Carolinians filed a new application for unemployment last week. That brings the total number of claims in the state to more than 406,000 over the past six weeks.
Local governments are suffering from symptoms of the pandemic, too ... and the feds aren't helping matters.
Gov. Henry McMaster says he takes the array of competing views into account as "part of our decision-making process."
The drive-by protest mirrored a series of similar efforts in other states across the country, as some have grown impatient with the stay-at-home orders that have led to millions of jobs losses nationwide.
When contacted he said: "The only comment appropriate for me to make at this time is my departure was not voluntary."
James Robo, NextEra's CEO, made it clear to investors and Wall Street analysts that he is not prepared to admit defeat — at least not publicly.
Pay no attention to protestors. They are a vocal, but small, minority. Most people have better sense about what to do in a crisis.
South Carolina lawmakers lack the political momentum necessary to sell Santee Cooper, even after the governor and top lawmakers blamed the state-owned power company for derailing a proposal meant to keep the government functioning in the midst of the coronavirus.
A series of protests around the country show that some people don't understand the need to stay apart — or they simply don't care if some people die.
Gov. Henry McMaster offered South Carolina legislative leaders an unusual exit ramp from their budget time-crunch Thursday, proposing to bring lawmakers back to the Statehouse after the peak of the coronavirus pandemic to deal with a spending plan that would avoid a government shutdown.
In the past three weeks, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce has been overrun with more than 180,000 people seeking jobless benefits amid the pandemic. It's taken weeks for restaurant workers, hotel staffers and manufacturing employees who would normally qualify for unemployment to start receiving assistance.
The last thing South Carolina needs is a June primary that looks like Wisconsin’s.
Longtime South Carolina Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hugh Leatherman orchestrated a Republican takeover of the state's Senate nearly 20 years ago and has played political rainmaker ever since. He wants to hang onto that power a while longer.
More than 85,000 South Carolinians filed a new unemployment claim between March 29 and April 4, smashing a state record that was set the week before.
As the coronavirus spreads rapidly in South Carolina, and ahead of Easter Sunday, pastors have embraced drive-in church services as a means of congregating in person without spreading the deadly disease.
An unusual emergency session in the South Carolina Statehouse to extend state government spending during the coronavirus pandemic broke down Wednesday into an impassioned dispute over how much flexibility lawmakers should give to a state-run utility.
The unfiltered, first draft of Gov. Henry McMaster’s Executive Order 2020-21.
Gov. Henry McMaster said Friday that South Carolina is unique, and he's absolutely right — particularly when it comes to this pandemic.
The South Carolina Legislature will reconvene to hold a brief session April 8 to extend current spending levels for state government until lawmakers are able to negotiate a longer-term plan after the threat from the coronavirus pandemic passes.
South Carolina legislative leaders are considering briefly calling lawmakers back to the Statehouse next week to extend government funding at current spending levels while they wait for the state to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
Again, this past weekend shows why we can't have nice things. Or open beaches during a pandemic.
Tony Radoszewski, president and CEO of the Plastic Industry Association, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar earlier this month asking him to use the influence of his federal agency to promote plastic bags during the ongoing health crisis.
So, Lindsey Graham thought it would be a good idea to question the work ethic of nurses during a global pandemic.
More than 2.3 million people had jobs in South Carolina last month, and the state recorded an increase in more than 43,000 positions compared to the year before, according to survey data released by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce on Friday.
South Carolina election officials may recommend postponing the statewide June 9 primary, citing concerns about safe and secure elections amid the spread of the contagious new coronavirus.
Nikki Haley's resignation from the Boeing board of directors is less about ideology than political calculus.
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