The state House has rejected a Senate proposal to temporarily cut South Carolina Electric and Gas customers’ rates by 13 percent until the matter can be settled by the Public […]
Lawmakers won’t get to pat themselves on the back for ending self-policing this legislative year, which ended at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Ethics has tended to languish in the Legislature […]
SC’s annual transportation funding is complex. Lawmakers pour funds into multiple categories across several agencies. Here are three charts that help put into perspective South Carolina’s transportation funding over the past five years.
It’s an age of increasing demand for transparency in government, while anonymous political speech is unfettered. And some lawmakers don’t like it. The Senate failed on Thursday to fast track a bill—H. 3189—that would require political groups to disclose their donors. The vote was 28-16 in favor of giving the bill priority status, just shy of the two-thirds majority vote needed.
The state House approved a measure to reform the Transportation Department, 113-6 on Wednesday. The amendment stripped from a Senate-passed plan $400 million annually in general fund revenues targeted for roads repairs.
The state House zipped through the approximately $750 million budget Monday and Tuesday, passing it easily. Here are three takeaways from that process—
Senators on Wednesday approved a bill to track refugees resettling in South Carolina by a vote of 39 to 6. The bill would require refugees’ sponsors to
Senators fearing that radical Islamists will infiltrate the refugee program and harm South Carolina residents are set to debate this week a measure to limit the program’s funding. But no state solution is a sufficient answer to any terrorist threat—real or perceived.
Drivers could start paying more taxes at the pump this year if the legislature approves a funding package to increase funding for roads. The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday approved […]