S.C. Chamber of Commerce CEO Ted Pitts says the organization will actively back efforts to pass a hate crimes bill next year in hopes of ending the state's status as one of only three states without such.
State Sen. Tom Davis, a Beaufort Republican who has championed medical cannabis legalization in the Statehouse for years, said he thinks there is a "very, very good chance that we get something passed next session."
The former CEO of SCANA Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to federal fraud charges stemming from the Cayce-based power company's failed management of a $9 billion nuclear plant construction project.
While much of the economy was hampered by public health restrictions and an invading virus, South Carolina continued to siphon off people's tax refunds unabated.
South Carolina’s public health agency has been without permanent leaders in two of its top positions for months as the state confronts a rising toll from the worst global pandemic in a century.
After a round of judicial screenings in Columbia, a legislative panel nominated three potential replacements for a judge who stepped down over ethical questions.
So, the South Carolina Public Service Commission invited Dominion Energy customers to tee off on the utility’s proposed rate increase last week.
The change comes after Democrats lost three incumbent state senators in this month's election and failed to pick off any of the Republican-held seats they were targeting.
April Derr, who was constituent services director for U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, D-Charleston, and a longtime aide for Republican former U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford before that, will stay on in her current role, Mace announced Friday.
As the Democratic presidential primary cranked up last year, the national political reporters often called the Rev. Joseph Darby for his take on South Carolina.
Santee Cooper is in hot water with the General Assembly again, this time over allegations the utility misled top lawmakers over its plans to enter a $638 million debt deal.
Republicans gained three seats in the Senate, boosting their majority to 30 out of the 46 seats in the chamber, and all three of the candidates who unseated Democrats campaigned on promises to oppose abortion.
The unemployment taxes companies pay quarterly go into the state's unemployment insurance trust fund, which is used to provide jobless benefits to dislocated workers.
op South Carolina Republicans are sticking firmly in line behind President Donald Trump a week after the general election, unanimously arguing he should not concede the race against President-elect Joe Biden until all legal challenges are exhausted despite growing leads for Biden in multiple key states.
Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, the state's longest-serving senator, will not seek reelection to his leadership position after eight years at the helm of the Democratic caucus.
The red wave that swept through South Carolina on Election Day didn't topple any Democratic legislators in Richland County but probably helped a Republican hold on in the state's capital
After losing to incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham by 10 points, Harrison sat in the living room of his Columbia home on Thursday watching his 1-year-old son play with a toy bus. He tried to sound upbeat.
Reaction varied among Palmetto State politicians and others across South Carolina on Saturday after major news outlets declared former Vice President Joe Biden had been unofficially elected president and Sen. Kamala Harris vice president.
Hundreds of protesters, most supporting President Donald Trump, rallied at the S.C. Statehouse on Saturday, gathering soon after a protest began by members of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Reports of the Charleston County Republican Party’s demise have been, as it turns out, greatly exaggerated.
Charleston Democrats could pick up a Senate seat with one race in a dead-heat tie.
At least four Democratic incumbents in the South Carolina Statehouse appear to have lost their bid for re-election.
NextEra, which is based in Florida and is worth more than $145 billion on Wall Street, hasn't gone away. It continues to wait in the wings to see if it can claim ownership of Santee Cooper and the utility's ratepayers in South Carolina.
COLUMBIA — If you wait until Election Day to vote in South Carolina, chances are a partisan poll watcher will be monitoring your precinct for problems.
As of Monday afternoon, a record 526,000 people had voted in-person and 339,000 mail-in ballots had been returned.
There's a lot of personal pride for both Cunningham and Mace when it comes to the military — both of their fathers were in Vietnam and both candidates believe in the patriotic sacrifice that comes with enlisting in the armed services.
An average of 50,000 people voting absentee in-person and by mail every single day, said South Carolina Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire.
The list, which contains the names, home addresses and absentee mailing addresses of voters, is typically not made public until the day before Election Day.
Data released by the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday showed there are now more than 71,000 South Carolinians who have used up their five months of state unemployment eligibility.
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More than 637,000 ballots have been issued so far in the Palmetto State, which shattered the 2016 general election record of about 517,000, according to S.C. Votes. More than 388,000 have been returned as of Oct. 15.
South Carolina renters no longer need to pay thousands of dollars in order to appeal an eviction after the state’s chief justice reversed a widespread practice that had long derailed legal challenges.
The most money someone can collect through jobless benefits in South Carolina is $326 per week. But many are receiving less than that. The average unemployment recipient is trying to sustain themselves and their families on roughly $261 per week, according to DEW.
In Charleston County, Democrats and Republicans see contentious toss-up races for Sullivan's Island, Isle of Palms and southeastern Mount Pleasant, and in West Ashley.
Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill on Tuesday that will create the first Cabinet-level position devoted to disaster resilience, though funding for the role and a new resilience office won't come until 2021.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal in which Gov. Henry McMaster sought to remove two Planned Parenthood clinics — one in Charleston and one in Columbia — from the state's Medicaid network.
The Nov. 3 election will see Dorchester County Sheriff L.C. Knight challenged a second time this year by a candidate with a law enforcement background.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Richland County, was focused on economic development deals that South Carolina officials approved for two companies: Viva Recycling and Giti Tires. But the case is likely to have far broader implications for the way the Department of Commerce operates and the amount of information the agency is required to disclose to the public and members of the media.
In the first week of absentee voting for the 2016 election, 1,063 Charleston County residents cast ballots.
Landlords’ aggressive use of the courts is a defining feature of South Carolina's eviction problem: Tenants often face eviction again and again.
Sen. Lindsey Graham took the podium in Myrtle Beach asking the Fraternal Order of Police to support his campaign.
The state Republican Party and S.C. Election Commission are appealing to the nation's highest court to decide whether South Carolinians voting by mail must get a witness signature.
"We're going to investigate and remain flexible and open to whatever proposals are presented," said Col. Riccoh Player of Parris Island during a military commanders briefing hosted by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Thursday.
The previous chairman resigned after coming under fire over a controversial new school policy.
In a bombshell report from military.com last week, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said he is considering a plan to close the two existing boot camp locations — Parris Island and San Diego.
Monday's debate was a display of two fighters trying to push their opponents in their respective Democratic and Republican corners. But there were two different strategies for getting out of the grapples.
You can watch the debate at the SCETV livestream below starting at 7 p.m. Also follow The Post and Courier on Twitter for the latest updates.
A new committee could advocate for the state to break up the electric utilities into two distinct groups: companies that own power plants and others that manage the lines that transport electricity to people's homes and businesses. Legislators will also review the idea of giving every power customer in the state the ability to choose which company they buy electricity from.
On Monday night, they'll be cutting through the noise and will be addressing the most pressing issues of the race.
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