Would Sen. Tom Davis's admendment "hamstring" state agencies? No, says Jamie Murguia, it would subject the sale of state sovereignty for federal money to public scrutinty.
The South Carolina Farm Bureau, considered the state’s most influential farm organization, has not been secret about its opposition to state legislation that would regulate large water withdrawals by farmers.
S.C. Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt had his hand out at a recent House Ways and Means subcommittee meeting, recalled Rep. Gary Simrill, the subcommittee chairman.
In South Carolina, some local police departments have more of a military look these days.
Over the past six years, longtime S.C. Sen. Hugh Leatherman – the Senate’s most powerful lawmaker – spent more than $600,000 from his campaign account, though he faced no opposition in either the 2008 or 2012 elections.
When state agency officials complain about not having enough money, they typically don’t talk about their budget surpluses.
Robert St. Onge, who abruptly resigned last month as the state Department of Transportation secretary after he was arrested on a drunken driving charge, spent only 10 minutes talking with Gov. Nikki Haley before she selected him in 2011 to lead the $1 billion agency, documents obtained by The Nerve show.
It’s no secret that S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell actively campaigned for state Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal, who won re-election last week in a rare judicial race decided by the General Assembly.
Belonging to the 22-state consortium that is developing the Common Core math and English language arts assessment tests for K-12 students will soon no longer be a cheap date for S.C. taxpayers.
A bill to allow citizens to carry concealed firearms anywhere in the state has been debated in the Senate. What would the bill do (and not do)? And what are its chances? Jamie Murguia explains.