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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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Former Lancaster Co. animal shelter director facing charges

The former director of the Lancaster County Animal Shelter was charged Friday with breach of trust, according to an arrest warrant that alleges she admitted to using shelter funds to purchase meals and pay personal bills. Shandrieka Michelle Everall, 38, was charged this week following an investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), […]

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Congressman Gowdy named to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Rep. Trey Gowdy of Spartanburg, was named to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Friday, the first South Carolina member of Congress to be on the panel. Media outlets report that Gowdy is appointed to the panel by House Republican leaders. He will continue to serve on three other committees: ethics, oversight and government […]

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State Treasurer furious about proposed changes to SC pension system

A legislative committee seeking solutions for a $25 billion gap in what South Carolina has promised its state employee retirees vs. what it has in assets are warning they’ll need to make expensive changes to fix it. The Joint Committee on Pension Review issued recommendations Tuesday… including increasing the amount that state government pays into […]

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Gov. Haley proposes more tax cuts as she prepares to leave

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley launched the legislative session Tuesday by again asking legislators to cut taxes. Haley’s roughly $8 billion proposal for state taxes, expected to be her sixth and final executive budget, calls for cutting both income and corporate taxes over the next decade. Her proposed phase-in would reduce revenue coming into state […]

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