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House Republicans propose 10-cent per-gallon gas tax increase

Statehouse Republicans have introduced a proposal to increase South Carolina’s gas tax. The plan filed by House Speaker Jay Lucas on Wednesday would raise the 17 cents-per-gallon tax by 2 cents each year for five years. The plan would also increase other fees in the hope of raising roughly $600 million in new money per […]

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SC Supreme Court indicates it’s ready to rule on who’ll be next Lt. Gov.

The state Supreme Court says it will soon issue a ruling on who could become South Carolina’s next lieutenant governor. The court canceled arguments scheduled for Tuesday saying all sides appear to be in agreement on the merits. State Sen. Tom Davis had asked the court whether Henry McMaster would be able to pick his […]

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Gov. Haley’s confirmation hearing for Ambassador to the UN starts today

Gov. Nikki Haley’s Senate confirmation hearing for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations is slated to get underway today at 10am. The hearing comes a week after the committee’s contentious questioning of Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee for secretary of state. Various media reports say that she has made efforts to head off any opposition. After […]

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Monday Night I-77 Accident Results in Fatality

A multiple-vehicle crash resulted in one death and caused part of I-77 to be closed on Monday night. The Columbia Fire Department reported a crash occurred on the northbound side of I-77 near mile marker 28. The crash, involving three vehicles, happened at about 9:15 p.m. and resulted in serious injuries. One person died in […]

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Sen. Tim Scott Says “Easier to Repeal than Replace” Obamacare

Republicans in Congress have taken the first step towards scrapping President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act… passing budget language last week that sets up a likely debate on how to replace the law next year. But there’s still lots of disagreement on the Republican side about how to replace the law… particularly for those with […]

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Mulvaney Confirmation Could Be This Week

Confirmation hearings for Congressman Mick Mulvaney to be the next head of the Office of Management and Budget may be getting underway this week in Washington. The 49 year old South Carolina Congressman would oversee federal regulations and a budget quickly approaching 4 trillion dollars. Trump called Mulvaney a very high energy leader who would […]

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Mandatory seat belts for school buses in SC proposed

School buses and bus safety will be a priority for some state and local officials in the legislative session that began Tuesday. Three bills mandating seat belts in full-size school buses have been prefiled as well as one bill to update the school bus fleet, which is one of state Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman’s […]

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