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MY LAST NERVE: Too Much Time to Do Nothing

April 18, 2014, 10:05 a.m. by Jamie Murguia

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.

Judicial Income-Disclosure Forms Reveal Little Information

April 16, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

If you’re going to experience the court system in South Carolina, chances are it will be in either magistrate or municipal court.

House Members Stand by Embattled Speaker

April 14, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

It appears that arguably the most powerful lawmaker in the S.C. General Assembly would hold his title if his colleagues voted today.

S.C. House Proposes New Prosecution Powers for Lawmakers

April 10, 2014, 7:15 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

S.C. DOT Pumps Millions into D.C.-Based Nonprofit

April 9, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

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MY LAST NERVE: Too Much Time to Do Nothing

April 18, 2014, 10:05 a.m. by Jamie Murguia

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.

Judicial Income-Disclosure Forms Reveal Little Information

April 16, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

If you’re going to experience the court system in South Carolina, chances are it will be in either magistrate or municipal court.

House Members Stand by Embattled Speaker

April 14, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

It appears that arguably the most powerful lawmaker in the S.C. General Assembly would hold his title if his colleagues voted today.

S.C. House Proposes New Prosecution Powers for Lawmakers

April 10, 2014, 7:15 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

S.C. DOT Pumps Millions into D.C.-Based Nonprofit

April 9, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

S.C. Funeral Board Shuts Lid on Casket-Sale Competition

April 7, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

New Legal Twist Emerges in Harrell Ethics Case

April 4, 2014, 7:03 p.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

Haley Receives Gifts Totaling Tens of Thousands of Dollars

April 2, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

Public Service Commission Secretly Approving Rate Hikes?

March 31, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.

Legislative Panel: S.C. PSC Can Do No Wrong

March 26, 2014, 8 a.m. by Rick Brundrett

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.