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Conservative Groups Say They’ll Fight SC Gas Tax

Published reports say some conservative groups are signaling they’ll try to slam the brakes on a proposed increase to the state’s gas tax. House Republicans released a plan Wednesday that would gradually phase in a 10-cent increase over the next five years. Americans for Prosperity helped block a similar bill last year. Supporters say the […]

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Nikki Haley reports up to $1 million in debts

Gov. Nikki Haley reported owing between $500,000 and $1 million on financial disclosures filed as part of her nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by President-elect Donald Trump. The debts included a personal mortgage of between $250,001 and $500,000, according to the report she filed with the Office of Government Ethics. Nominees […]

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Mulvaney Confirmation Hiccup

In filings with the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Mulvaney admitted he had neglected to pay $15,000 in payroll taxes for a babysitter he hired to work in his home. Mulvaney said in the questionnaire that he later paid the amount after discovering the shortfall. The news was first reported by the New York Times. Senate […]

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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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