The legislation would only enhance penalties for people who have already been convicted of an underlying violent crime.
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There's no reason in today's society for 16- and 17-year-olds to get married, and there are dire consequences for the young girls who may feel forced to do so, advocates told a Senate panel on April 28.
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.
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.
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.
The most important thing South Carolina has to do short-term on education is to get kids back into the classroom. In the not-much-shorter term…
After years of trying and failing, Republicans in the South Carolina Senate successfully passed a bill to ban most abortions Thursday, pushing the state closer than ever to what is expected to become a lengthy legal battle over the proposal.
A bill to ban most abortions in South Carolina moved to the brink of passage Wednesday in the state Senate over the fierce protests of Democratic lawmakers, who excoriated the Republican majority for devoting hours of legislative time to that issue while the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the state.
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.
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.