WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted ...Read More »
SC Senate votes against legislative pay raise
COLUMBIA — South Carolina senators voted Wednesday against giving themselves a pay raise, but restored the bulk of Gov. Nikki Haley’s other budget cuts. The Senate voted 10-32, without debate, to uphold Haley’s veto against a $12,000 annual increase in ...
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Gov. Haley vetoes $18.5M from state budget
COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley has vetoed $18.5 million from the Legislature’s $7 billion spending plan for the coming year. Haley announced her 76 vetoes Thursday. They include $2 million from the lieutenant governor’s Office on Aging for services to ...
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New laws grow craft breweries, allow CBD oil
COLUMBIA— Bills becoming law in the Legislature’s final days include those that allow epileptic patients to legally possess oil derived from marijuana, grow South Carolina’s craft brewery business, and make barbecue the state’s official picnic food. The legislative session officially ...Read More »
SC Senate approves budget plan for 2014-15
COLUMBIA – South Carolina state senators have approved a $7 billion spending plan for state taxes after again rejecting Democrats’ push to expand Medicaid. The Senate voted 38-6 on Wednesday to send their budget proposal back to the House. A conference committee ...Read More »
Energy Dept. discusses Savannah River Site funding
GRANITEVILLE (AP) — U.S. Department of Energy officials are participating in a public discussion on the financial future of the Savannah River Site. Organizers say representatives are expected to talk at a meeting in Graniteville on Thursday about work that’s ...
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Judge: US civil trials at risk without budget deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal civil jury trials in the United States probably would grind to a halt if Congress fails to reach a budget deal and $600 billion in automatic spending cuts kick in next year, a leading federal judge said.
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