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Nov 17, 2016

Trump meeting with Haley and other possible Cabinet choices

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, a foreign policy novice, was deepening his focus on national security Thursday, meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as well as a former secretary of state and a possible contender to be his top diplomat. Trump also rolled out new teams that will interact with the State […]

Jul 12, 2016

SC Gov Haley campaigns for Missouri woman in 4-way primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is in Missouri campaigning for the lone female in that state’s four-way Republican primary race for governor. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey posted a photo Monday on Twitter of Haley talking with Catherine Hanaway ahead of an event in Joplin, Missouri. Hanaway’s campaign says Haley will also […]

Jul 6, 2016

Flag flap

Gov. Nikki Haley created a stir among some circles recently when she congratulated Coastal Carolina University following its baseball team’s win over Arizona at the College World Series.

Jun 24, 2016

Haley signs election law changes after 4-year push

EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley has signed two ethics laws on income disclosure and independent investigations of legislators. The Republican governor signed the measures Thursday in Easley, where she thanked Senate Judiciary Chairman Larry Martin for his work on ethics reform over the last four years. She also endorsed Martin, who’s in a […]

May 18, 2016

Supreme Court: Haley can’t appoint DOT secretary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A state Supreme Court ruling temporarily put the Department of Transportation’s leadership in limbo. The justices on Wednesday threw out a clause in the state budget allowing Gov. Nikki Haley to continue appointing the DOT secretary. The court ruled the clause was unrelated to the budget and therefore unconstitutional. Under the […]

Apr 27, 2016

Into the wild

Talk to any of the 35-40 percent of inmates released from South Carolina prisons who make an eventual encore and you will likely find that many of them—if not most—attribute their return to the inability to make a living. It may be up for debate exactly what constitutes a decent living, but for many, finding […]

Apr 26, 2016

Haley highlights efforts to help former prisoners find jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley told prisoners Monday a better life beyond the barbed-wire fencing starts with a legal job, and it’s her job to help them find one. “Every one of you deserves better. I don’t know what got you in here, but I know you deserve not to come back,” she […]

Mar 21, 2016

SC has spent about $40M since 2010 to settle road claims

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A newspaper reports that South Carolina has paid about $40 million since 2010 to settle road claims and lawsuits against the Transportation Department, with much of that money going to settle cases involving damages caused by potholes. The State newspaper in Columbia reports reports the number of claims has averaged 2,600 […]

Mar 16, 2016

SC governor says county councilman out of job after tax plea

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley says a county councilman recently sentenced for failing to report nearly half a million dollars in income is out of a job. In an executive order obtained by The Associated Press, Haley declared vacant the Richland County Council seat held by Kelvin Washington. Washington was charged in January […]

Jan 15, 2016

Gov. Haley to release her state budget proposal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley is releasing her fifth spending plan for state taxes in a year when there’s more than $1 billion in additional revenue. The Republican governor will detail her 2016-17 budget proposal Friday at the Statehouse. Chief questions include how her proposal funds roadwork and whether it provides any flood […]

Nov 17, 2015

Haley says she still supports giving refuge to persecuted

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday that she continues to support allowing persecuted immigrants to come to South Carolina — as long as they’re not from Syria. Republicans in the House and Senate called on Haley to oppose all international refugees. “We need to be even more vigilant about protecting the state […]

Jul 6, 2015

South Carolina lawmakers begin debate over Confederate flag

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began debating whether to bring the Confederate flag down outside the Capitol, starting with a pair of senators whose families arrived in the state before the Civil War. Both men — one white, one black — have come to the same conclusion that the rebel flag no […]

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