COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly is returning to Columbia on Tuesday to consider nearly $53 million in local projects that Gov. Henry McMaster wants out of the $13.8 billion state budget.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, lawmakers are poised to further restrict abortion rights in Republican-controlled South Carolina — which is not one of the 13 states with “trigger laws” banning abortion.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Cunningham is proposing an age limit for South Carolina politicians — a cap that would cut off the 75-year-old incumbent Gov.
A new South Carolina law that allows physicians, medical students and nurses to refrain from doing procedures that violate their conscience has prompted concern that the measure will restrict healthcare options for the state's LGBTQ population.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — About the same number of people voted in this year's South Carolina Republican primary as voted in the last midterm primary in 2018. But Democrats had about 60,000 fewer voters in their primary this year, according to state Election Commission data.
The South Carolina Senate approved a proposal on Wednesday calling for the convention of states to pass constitutional amendments that restrain the federal government's power — but the state House failed to act on the bill before the session ended.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A $13.8 billion budget that sends hundreds of dollars of rebates to many South Carolina taxpayers and also cuts cuts their income tax rates is on its way to Gov Henry McMaster's desk.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November showdown with Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who easily defeated his opponent in the primary.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 91,000 votes have already been cast in South Carolina for Tuesday's primaries.
Nearly 80,000 of those votes were cast during the state's new early voting period, according to data from the South Carolina Election Commission that doesn't include figures for Friday which was the last day for early voting.
Vice President Kamala Harris is returning to South Carolina this week to headline a fundraising dinner for Democrats in the state, which plays a key role in the presidential nominating process.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With hurricane season starting Wednesday, South Carolina emergency officials want residents to prepare.
Gov. Henry McMaster has proclaimed Hurricane Preparedness Week starting Sunday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two new laws in South Carolina require every school give elementary school teachers a 30-minute break each day without students and ban districts from turning over school lunch debt to collection agencies.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina election officials are preparing for early voting for the first time in next month's primaries, expanding the ability to vote in an era when many other states are passing laws to make it harder to cast ballots.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor has quietly signed into law a bill that would ban transgender students from playing girls’ or women’s sports in public schools and colleges as the state joins about a dozen others that have passed similar laws in the past two years.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A massive gas station and travel center spreading across the Southeast from Texas is opening its first location in South Carolina.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Time ran out for South Carolina senators as they tried to pass a bill that would restructure the University of South Carolina's board on Thursday, the frenetic final day of the 2022 General Assembly session.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would ban transgender students from playing girls’ or women’s sports in public schools and colleges, likely clearing the way for the state to join a dozen others that have passed similar laws in recent years.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was put under anesthesia for about 10 minutes Wednesday to fix a minor irregular heartbeat, his office said.
The problem was found when the 74-year-old governor was scheduled for arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday after suffering a slight meniscus tear while playing tennis with his wife, his office said in a statement to The Associated Press.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chances of having true early voting in upcoming elections in South Carolina appears to be dying after the state House and governor accused the Senate of a power grab by giving itself the ability to confirm the governor's selections for the state elections board.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In a time where debates over elections and voting end up in partisan arguments, Democrats and Republicans in the South Carolina General Assembly are trying to come together to expand early voting in this conservative state.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina on Wednesday joined a growing number of states calling for a convention to propose amendments to the U.S.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After nearly a decade on the job, Ray Farmer will retire this week as chief of South Carolina's Department of Insurance, the governor's office said Tuesday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has raised more than $5 million in his pursuit of a second full term, bringing in more than $600,000 in the first fundraising quarter of this year.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The candidate field is set for South Carolina's 2022 elections, which feature a competitive Democratic gubernatorial primary, a wide-open education superintendent race and a pair of intraparty congressional battles featuring Republican incumbents fending off challengers backed by former President Donald Trump.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nucor steel has been voted the coolest thing made in South Carolina in a contest by the South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance.
HEMINGWAY, S.C. (AP) — A textile manufacturer is making a $3.3 million investment to set up operations in South Carolina's Williamsburg County.
Hemingway Sewing Solutions, a subsidiary of Beverly Kits, one of the largest circular knitters in the United States, will create 242 new jobs in the area, Gov.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Cunningham, who is running to unseat Republican Gov.
LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has vetoed a proposal that would have allowed candidates for school board in Lancaster County to run as members of political parties.
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A telecommunications firm plans to hire 350 new workers for sales and management positions.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday announced the plans of Charter Communications for its Spectrum workforce.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that temporarily blocks the enforcement of South Carolina's fetal heartbeat law, which would ban most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A proposal by Republican leaders in the South Carolina House to cut income taxes starting next year is on its way to the House floor.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Tuesday that he is appointing an attorney who has temporarily steered the state's struggling Department of Juvenile Justice to be the agency's next permanent leader.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The financial leader in the South Carolina Senate proposed nearly $2 billion in income tax cuts and rebates on Thursday, adding an even larger number to the debate on cutting taxes heating up in the General Assembly.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators are getting ready to debate more than $2 billion in federal money coming to the state.
About $1.7 billion is in COVID-19 relief money and an additional $525 million are fines paid by the federal government in a settlement after a plan to convert plutonium from nuclear bombs into nuclear reactor fuel was abandoned and it failed to make promised deadlines to remove the radioactive material from the Savannah River Site near Aiken.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A panel of South Carolina lawmakers advanced Thursday the appointment of a Columbia-area attorney to head the state’s health board.
The Senate Medical Affairs committee voted unanimously Thursday to put Robert Bolchoz’s name in front of the entire Senate after Gov.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An appellate court heard arguments Thursday in Planned Parenthood's legal challenge to South Carolina's new abortion law, with attorneys for the state arguing the nonprofit doesn't have standing to bring the case.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An appellate court is preparing to hear arguments over a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law, as states around the country await U.S. Supreme Court action in another case that could dramatically limit abortion rights overall.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is considering whether to sign into law a bill that would make it easier for businesses that recycle plastic by melting it to open in the state.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster said Wednesday that a booming economy and billions of dollars of extra revenue and federal COVID-19 relief money gives the state a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take bold steps to transform South Carolina.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Spencer Wetmore's Democratic response to Gov. Henry McMaster’s State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday:
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday:
Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians:
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is set to brag about his accomplishments and lay out his goals for 2022 on Wednesday at his annual State of the State speech before the General Assembly.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster's suggestion for how South Carolina should spend billions of extra dollars contains some familiar requests he hasn't got in his five years in office like cutting income taxes.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers return to Columbia on Tuesday with a lot of money to spend.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s governor is proposing a simplification of the formula the state uses to pay its portion for public schools.
The new formula Gov. Henry McMaster will put into his budget plan submitted to lawmakers later this month will increase flexibility and accountability and help out poorer districts, his education staff said.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) —
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday named a Columbia-area attorney to become the next chair of the state’s health board.
The governor has nominated Robert Bolchoz to the board of the Department of Health and Environmental Control, his office said in a news release.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Multimillionaire businessman John Warren has opted not to challenge South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster to a rematch of their 2018 GOP primary face-off, saying Thursday he would sit out this year's election — but not ruling out a future bid.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Wednesday the lessons state officials learned over the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic along with a variant that doesn't seem as serious or deadly means there is no need to shut down school or businesses amid a record number of cases.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — John Warren — the multimillionaire businessman who forced South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster into a GOP runoff — has been mining bitcoins while leaving the door open for a return to politics.