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8:21 am on Wednesday September 30, 2015

Public approval for removal of Confederate flag

A strong majority of South Carolina residents said the state legislature made the right decision in removing the Confederate battle flag.
1:51 pm on Monday April 1, 2013

The Onion: S.C. proudly flies Hardee's flag from State Capitol

Faced with mounting pressure from critics who say it sends the wrong message about the state, residents of South Carolina have mounted a vociferous defense of their right to fly the Hardee’s flag from the top of their capitol building, reports...
9:12 am on Sunday February 20, 2011

Medicaid, abortion, unemployment, ATVs and more: It's a list of what's on the plate for S.C. lawmakers

Image by Flickr user Richard Boltin Watching legislation be made is a lot like watching what a group will go for at a buffet: Some clearly healthy options are left aside for their unpalatablness, some options are universally popular, and some just...
9:08 am on Sunday February 20, 2011

Medicaid, abortion, unemployment, ATVs and more: It's a list of what's on the plate for S.C. lawmakers

Flickr user Richard Boltin Watching legislation be made is a lot like watching what a group will go for at a buffet: Some clearly healthy options are left aside for their unpalatablness, some options are universally popular, and some just wish...
5:21 pm on Friday February 11, 2011

Comment on work ethic of blacks land Sen. Robert Ford in limelight (update: Ford defends, tells media to stick it)

Update February 11: Ford continues to defend his remarks, this time speaking on the South Carolina Floor.  In a nutshell, Ford's argument is that he was trying "to paint a picture to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the work habits...
1:21 pm on Saturday September 19, 2009

2010 Redistricting will shape future of S.C. politics for years

Image by Flickr user JasonTromm Image by 20090919-capitol.jpgAfter the 2010 Census, S.C. politicians will begin the ever-controversial issue of redrawing electorate districts.  Changes could give more seats to the state's Democrats, and a Democrat...
8:33 am on Thursday March 19, 2009

House Rep: Haven't we learned to not listen to Sanford by now?

State House Rep. Boyd Brown shares his thoughts on Gov. Mark Sanford's approach to our state's economic position: Since his election in 2002, South Carolina's economy has tanked. For nearly that entire time, the former Goldman Sachs employee who...
4:33 pm on Wednesday January 14, 2009

S.C. House votes for greater accountability

Just a day after the S.C. Senate voted in favor of more record keeping on how its members vote, the S.C. House added to its transparency efforts to record votes on "each section of the state budget, conference committee reports and amended...
5:28 am on Friday October 3, 2008

Experienced Republican vs. prioritizing Democrat battle hits Folly and James Island

The incumbent who knows the system and is ready to make the green choice, or the newcomer who's willing to take a fresh start and make sure education priorities stay at the top? That's the choice presented by the two candidates running to represent...
10:33 pm on Wednesday July 23, 2008

Nader to visit S.C.

Consumer advocate turned presidential candidate Ralph Nader will be at the Statehouse in Columbia on Friday to host a news conference and fundraiser. If you'd like to take part in the luncheon, call (202) 471-5833 to RSVP. The suggested contribution...

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