Shortening South Carolina's exceptionally long legislative session shouldn't be hard, says Jamie Murguia. It'll just take a few easy steps.
Members of the S.C. Senate are proposing a fee and tax increase in order to "pay for roads," despite the constitution's clear prohibition on the Senate introducing bills that raise revenue. Cartoonist Robert Ariail lampoons...
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.
In November, State Law Enforcement Division agents arrested Joe Edward Butler, then a state Department of Transportation worker, on two felony charges of selling traffic control equipment valued at over $10,000 on separate occasions last year in Richland County, records show.
Since fiscal 2013, at least two dozen corporate members of a nonprofit group pushing for an increase in the state’s gas tax collectively have received nearly $364 million from the S.C. Department of Transportation, records show.
From 2008 through last year, the S.C. House and Senate Republican and Democratic caucuses collectively spent nearly $9.5 million from their operating expense accounts, The Nerve found in a review of the groups’ campaign reports.
A House-passed bill allowing South Carolina public agencies to take legal action against citizens who file “unduly burdensome” or “overly broad” open-records requests could be the first law of its kind in the country if enacted, several legal observers say.
The Nerve received a first-place South Carolina Press Association award at the organization’s annual awards meeting Saturday in Myrtle Beach.
S.C. Reps. Murrell Smith and Leon Stavrinakis had more than a passing interest in co-sponsoring a House Ways and Means Committee proposal to spend $50 million on a new children’s hospital at the Medical University of South Carolina.
The S.C. House meets today to begin debating a nearly $24.5 billion proposed state budget for next fiscal year – plus an attached $497 million bond proposal that House budget writers quickly approved without giving the public any chance to comment on the total debt package.