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State Senate Challenger, Wes Climer, Releases Financial Records

Wes Climer, who is set to take on incumbent Wes Hayes for the 15th Senate district seat in the June 14th Republican Primary, has released his financial records.  Climer stated in a press release that he was hoping to set an example for what he feels taxpayers deserve from the General Assembly.  Currently South Carolina […]

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SC Veterans to rally at Statehouse

The American Legion and other South Carolina military veterans’ organizations are holding a rally at the Statehouse to address a number of key issues. Today’s event runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the Statehouse steps. Army Maj. Gen. James Siegfreid is the keynote speaker. He will discuss honoring Vietnam veterans. Also addressing the […]

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$2B in one time road spending

Though State Senators say they like the idea of raising more than $2 billion for one-time spending on road construction projects, they can’t seem to agree over how the money will be spent. Bills discussed by the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday would send $200 million to the State Infrastructure Bank, for borrowing an estimated […]

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SC School Districts could see borrowed money

South Carolina elementary, middle and high schools could be getting borrowed money from the state to build and repair buildings and wire the school for technology under a bill passed Tuesday by the House Ways and Means Committee. The proposal would have the state study how much debt it has and issue up to $200 […]

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3 Busy SC Highways Have Pavement Problems

Sections of three busy interstate highways in South Carolina will need repaving after officials discovered problems with the roadbed beneath Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County last year. Published reports say the state Department of Transportation disclosed the new pavement problems in a response this week to a Legislative Audit Council audit. The audit noted that […]

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Proposed bill would bar transgender choice in bathrooms in SC

A state senator has now introduced an identical bill to North Carolina’s recent ban on local governments requiring businesses to let transgender people use the bathroom of their choice. Spartanburg Republican Lee Bright’s bill would also require multi-stall bathrooms on public property to be designated and used “based on biological sex.” Bright said he wants […]

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Senate committee approves chance to forgive S.C. State’s loans

A state Senate committee has advanced a plan that would forgive most of financially-recovering South Carolina State University’s loan debt… only requiring them to pay $3 million and forgiving more than $15 million worth of emergency loans that the school used to pay vendor debts the past two years. The Finance Committee approved the proposal […]

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