Debate over whether the Reconstruction era following the Civil War should be required reading for South Carolina's college students halted legislators' discussion April 14 on requiring a semester-long course on America's founding.
The House's bill requiring a full return to the classroom before the school year ends no longer prohibits administrators from assigning teachers to educate students both in the classroom and online simultaneously.
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South Carolina is buying 235 propane-fueled school buses with $23.6 million remaining from a huge automaker settlement, bringing what was long the nation's oldest fleet to an average age of just 5 years old.
The 75 person-suggested occupancy of the meeting room was widely ignored, as was social distancing and mask wearing, as GOP members crammed in with many opting to stand and some spilling into the hotel hallway.
The former South Carolina governor and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations toured the university's campus April 12 and offered a boost of support for embattled President James Clark, saying she thinks he is the right man to lead.
The ACLU is asking a judge to reconsider and allow public state employees in South Carolina to continue working from home until its lawsuit against Gov. Henry McMaster plays out in court.
A formal announcement for Matthews' campaign is scheduled for April 13 at the Statehouse in Columbia.
The order comes after Gov. Henry McMaster contacted DSS about the system’s capacity to accommodate minors, thousands of whom have entered the U.S. in recent months.
Proposals to enhance penalties for hate crimes in South Carolina and let people publicly carry a handgun without a permit were among bills clearing a legislative deadline with five weeks left in the regular session
South Carolina businesses will no longer be able to pay people with disabilities less than the minimum wage under legislation approved April 8 by the Senate.
During the governor’s travel, he will meet with members of the 2-151st Aviation Regiment and 1052nd Transportation Company at a military installation and Customs and Border Protection sector headquarters near the border.
South Carolina's economy is weathering the pandemic far better than feared, providing legislators an additional $1.7 billion in tax revenue to spend in the upcoming state budget, according to projections updated April 8.
A state lawmaker hates South Carolina's House-backed hate crimes law.
The bill only enhances penalties for people who have already been convicted of an underlying violent crime.
A measure approved by the South Carolina House allows any adult who can legally own a gun to publicly tote it without taking a class or passing a background check, making the state's 25-year-old concealed weapon permit law moot.
At least 75 percent of the funds must be spent on increasing vaccine access among racial and ethnic minorities.
In a tweet about the decision to appeal, McMaster said, "No fight is more worthy of our time and energy than the fight to protect life in South Carolina."
Gov. Henry McMaster's continued emergency declarations serve a wider, behind-the-scenes purpose even after state constraints are gone, according to state officials.
The governor signed an executive order to lure pharmaceutical and medical supplies companies to the state. The Department of Commerce will work on the effort with SCBio, a not-for-profit life sciences industry association.
South Carolina election officials would need to receive confirmation from the state Senate before taking the job under a bill the chamber approved March 31, but the legislation would not expand the state's authority over counties, unlike a proposal the House passed a few weeks earlier.
Every school district in South Carolina must offer full weeks of in-person learning by April 12 and keep the classroom doors open in the coming academic year under legislation approved by the Senate.
Legislation advanced in the South Carolina Senate prohibits employers from firing, suspending or demoting workers who won't get a shot, unless their job involves caring for or treating seniors or others with underlying medical problems.
The 9-5 favorable committee vote comes at a crucial moment, setting up legislation touted as "the most conservative medical cannabis bill in the country" for a full Senate floor debate soon as the 2021 legislative session enters its final few weeks.
The ACLU is demanding that Gov. Henry McMaster rescind his order telling state employees still working from home to return to their office. His answer in no.
The state Senate approved a bill on March 30 that would levy fines of $25, the same punishment as for not wearing a seatbelt, for drivers who hog the left lane on highways when they are not passing or overtaking other cars.
In a statement expanding on his previous endorsement of the incumbent, Trump said Drew McKissick "has done an outstanding job as South Carolina GOP chairman, electing more Republicans in 2020 than in over 140 years."
Calling it a "no-brainer," Democratic legislators called on Gov. Henry McMaster to take advantage of Congress' latest offer and expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor South Carolinians. But McMaster has already rejected the idea.
South Carolina students will spend the final weeks of the school year preparing for and taking high-stakes standardized tests after the federal government denied Superintendent Molly Spearman's request for another reprieve.
The decision by Wood, confirmed in a March 29 email to The Post and Courier, comes just months after he moved to the Palmetto State from neighboring Georgia.
South Carolina lawmakers who regularly push for “open carry” laws are usually, in parlance, hopelessly outgunned.
The never-ending fight in the GOP-controlled Legislature over ending abortions popped up again March 23 — but with a twist in the outcome, as Republicans publicly pleaded with their colleagues to defeat the proposal
The March 26 announcement opening access to all adults comes as the supply of COVID-19 vaccines is catching up with demand for the potentially life-saving shot.
A Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee voted 3-2 Wednesday to approve a bill that would give the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control the power to directly regulate the state's pellet producers by approving permits and enforcing violations.
During debate on a $10 billion state budget proposal, GOP Rep. Steven Long tried unsuccessfully to insert clauses banning public employers from crafting any policy making COVID-19 vaccination a condition of employment or services.
With few exceptions, all long-term care facilities in South Carolina must open their doors to loved ones under new guidelines announced March 19.
U.S. District Court Judge Mary Geiger Lewis granted a preliminary injunction, which will provide a more lasting halt to the ban than when she issued a brief temporary restraining order against it in February, one day after Republican Gov. Henry McMaster signed it into law.
The state Department of Transportation is using roughly $140 million in federal COVID-19 aid to pay off debt and free up money for more interstate projects.
South Carolina's K-12 public schools will share $2 billion from the latest federal COVID-19 aid package, on top of the more than $1 billion already allocated that largely hasn't been spent
The measure, which would let concealed weapons permit-holders carry handguns openly in public, is now poised to head over to the state Senate.
Air purifying systems will be installed over the next month in the six buildings on Statehouse grounds, as well as the Supreme Court across the street and their parking garages. Additional state buildings will get them in future phases.
The move to add sexual orientation and gender back to the list of characteristics protected by the bill, which would enhance penalties for hate crimes, came after lawmakers faced backlash for their decision to remove them just a few days earlier.
A measure advanced March 16 would bar South Carolina schools from giving students who haven't paid for their lunch an alternative meal.
The South Carolina Senate voted unanimously to confirm Robert Woods IV as director of the long-embattled Department of Public Safety.
The letter comes as the state House is expected to debate and vote on one of the bills, which would allow trained gun owners with a permit to carry their handguns openly in public, as soon as this week.
A pair of South Carolina lawmakers want to shed more light on the millions of dollars in grants and tax incentives the state gives away to companies every year.
If it's time to bump up the pay scale of 28 part-time workers who answer legislators' phones, it's past time to show some love to the other state employees who have continued to work through the pandemic, said the Legislature's chief advocate for state employees.
All four lawmakers are vocally opposed to a new bill which would turn county-level offices that exist to help veterans into regional ones that will be overseen and run by the state government.
South Carolina's vaccine providers will start getting a reliable number of weekly doses, hopefully putting an end to canceled appointments, public health officials said.
House leaders said limiting the bill's scope would help ensure it is able to make it through South Carolina's Republican-dominated Legislature.
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