The S.C. Legislature will determine the fate of Santee Cooper and plot the future for hundreds of thousands of electric customers by the middle of next year.
With education reform on the forefront, this year's spending plan focused heavily on students, teachers and schools.
"My babies. My babies. Oh god. I'm so sorry," Kyzer said, as the judge halted the trial and members of the jury exited the courtroom past her. "I miss my babies. I want my babies. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry."
"They are my babies. They should still be here," she screamed as she was pulled from the witness stand and shepherded out of the room.
South Carolina's utility regulators are taking a new tack with the state's power providers, clamping down on profit margins and halting plans to dramatically raise the monthly bills of tens of thousands of ratepayers.
And the CEO of the state's biggest electric supplier isn't happy about the dramatic shift.
Last week, South Carolina's teachers created a sea of red outside the doors of the Statehouse, pressuring lawmakers to pass an education reform package this year. But on Wednesday, it was the state's turn to roll out the red carpet for them.
Teachers from South Carolina attended an annual dinner on Wednesday to celebrate some the state's best educators. The event came exactly a wee…
The Statehouse's final decision will determine where 179,000 Santee Cooper customers and the state's 20 electric cooperatives get their power.
Sen. Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, is surrounded by other senators during a debate over Santee Cooper last month.
Regulators also took aim at the executive suite of Duke Energy. CEO Lynn Good netted more than $21.4 million in 2017.