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South Carolina legislature

Jan 7, 2016

Can South Carolina Republicans and Democrats work together?

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The last time lawmakers met in Columbia, Democrats and many Republicans united to bring down the Confederate flag that flew outside the Statehouse for 50 years. The Legislature returns Tuesday, and lawmakers hope that unity continues. But with hundreds of ideas about how to spend hundreds of millions of additional dollars, […]

Jun 4, 2015

Legislative session ending with much work left undone

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina’s legislative session is drawing to a close without a state budget or action on most of lawmakers’ priority issues. State law requires the regular session to end at 5 p.m. Thursday. Lawmakers return for a special, three-day session June 16. But their work is limited to the state budget and […]

Apr 30, 2015

Senate passes body-camera bill, restricts access to video

COLUMBIA (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that aims to eventually equip law enforcement officers across South Carolina with body cameras but restricts the public release of the videos. The Senate, by a 41-3 vote, approved a measure directing the Criminal Justice Academy’s governing board to create body-camera guidelines within six months. The […]

Sep 21, 2012

A change of seasons proposed

South Carolina doesn’t have a pro football team – the most it can claim is that Charlotte’s team, the Carolina Panthers, is generic to both states – but it is home to a political body whose season drags on nearly as long as the NFL’s: the South Carolina legislature.

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