If S.C. lawmakers were serious about tax relief (which they're not), they wouldn't be proposing a microscopic tax cut in exchange for a substantial across-the-board tax and fee hike. Jamie Murguia explains.
A sign company with ties to Sen. Hugh Leatherman's son-in-law has a lucarative state contract.
In his latest campaign-disclosure report submitted on April 6, Sen. Luke Rankin listed just two expenditures for next year’s election cycle: a $135 framing expense and a $1,500 contribution to the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach.
These days, the S.C. House Republican and Democratic caucuses enjoy the use of rent-free office space in a taxpayer-funded House building on the State House grounds.
Gov. Nikki Haley hasn't reported the public income of her husband, Michael Haley, in her annual income-disclosure reports since becoming governor.
Questions surround last year's appointment of Sen. Hugh Leatherman's son-in-law to the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission.
In February, the S.C. Supreme Court was blunt in quickly rejecting a complaint filed by Brenda Bryant against the state’s judicial screening committee, which re-nominated a circuit judge who had issued a bench warrant for her arrest.
As of the end of December, 12 sitting S.C. House members had paid $100 fines imposed by the House Ethics Committee after they took office for late filings of campaign or income-disclosure reports, committee records show.
Once again, the 170-member General Assembly can’t seem to tighten its own financial belt.
A judge has rejected claims by freshman Rep. Greg Duckworth, R-Horry, that an Horry County couple defamed him in online letters to the editor during his failed attempt in 2012 for a House seat.