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COLUMBIA — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, considered a likely 2020 presidential candidate, swept into South Carolina on Friday, advocating for highe…
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.
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.
Read between the lines of Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech.
The window of opportunity to submit bids for Santee Cooper closed Monday, as state lawmakers remain split about whether to offload the state-run utility, its 179,000 customers and its nearly $8 billion of debt.
In the first legislative action of 2019, the Senate's judiciary committee advanced a bill that would ensure Gov. Henry McMaster and his sucessors can't temporarily appoint someone to a state agency or board without senators' consent.
Toomey is the former CEO of Beaufort Memorial Hospital, one of the many healthcare companies overseen by the agency. He was appointed to the DHEC board by Gov. Henry McMaster in February, six months after the previous director departed.
In the second and last debate between the two top-of-the-ticket contenders, Smith cast McMaster as "clearly the defender of the status quo" who puts politics over people, while McMaster called Smith a "liberal Democrat" who risks pushing away the large businesses that have come to the state in recent years.
While the "Abolish ICE" idea, initiated by left-wing activists, has begun to garner some support from a small cadre of Democratic lawmakers and candidates in more progressive parts of the country, Democrats running in this historically red state have stayed away from the controversial proposal.
At Thursday's Charleston County GOP reunion of retired 1st District congressmen, Sanford instead focused on why it's okay to have differences in the Republican Party after she defeated him in the June primary, ending his D.C. career.