The South Carolina General Assembly has one of the longest sessions in the United States. As Jamie Murguia points out, lawmakers don't do much with all the time they have. It's time to shorten it.
If you’re going to experience the court system in South Carolina, chances are it will be in either magistrate or municipal court.
It appears that arguably the most powerful lawmaker in the S.C. General Assembly would hold his title if his colleagues voted today.
In what critics describe as an unconstitutional power grab, the S.C. House on Wednesday quietly introduced legislation that would give lawmakers the authority to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate criminal violations of state ethics laws by the governor, attorney general and other executive-branch officials.
Janet Oakley – Gov. Nikki Haley’s choice to lead the S.C. Department of Transportation – can thank the state transportation agency for helping her to stay for years in the high-paying job she plans to leave for the Palmetto state.
In November, a task force appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley and charged with reviewing business regulations in South Carolina, recommended, among other things, that the state repeal laws dealing with the permitting of retail casket sales.
There apparently will be a Round 2 in the court battle between S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson and state House Speaker Bobby Harrell, who is trying to stop Wilson from handling his ethics case before the state grand jury.
Last year, Gov. Nikki Haley took trips reimbursed by others totaling nearly $47,000 and accepted other gifts collectively valued at more than $45,000, according to her annual income-disclosure statement filed this week with the State Ethics Commission.
From May 2005 through last Oct. 30, the S.C. Public Service Commission raised the average electric bill for SCE&G residential customers 21 times.
Most parents probably would love it if their children’s school report cards were as good as the annual reviews of S.C. Public Service Commission members.