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Governor Haley’s Budget Vetoes Overturned By State Legislature

South Carolina lawmakers Wednesday put back most of the money struck by Gov. Nikki Haley’s budget vetoes, though they agreed with her on nixing a study about moving the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum to Charleston. Haley vetoed $41 million worth of spending last week from the $7.5 billion state spending plan that takes […]

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South Carolina U.S. Attorney Retires

Bill Nettles retired Wednesday as U.S. attorney for South Carolina, just before the federal death penalty prosecution of Dylann Roof, one of the highest-profile trials the state has seen. Recently, Nettles quietly lobbied high ranking officials in the Justice Department not to seek the death penalty against Roof, the accused white supremacist killer of nine […]

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Primary Election Day Today!

It’s primary election day in York County and across South Carolina. The race in our area that’s received the most attention is the Republican primary race between 25-year State Senate incumbent Wes Hayes and his challenger, former York County Republican Party Chairman Wes Climer. The 17th district senate seat is also open on the Democratic […]

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Glenn McCall Re-Elected to Republican National Convention

York County’s Glenn McCall has been re-elected to the Republican National Committee. McCall, a former York County GOP chairman, was selected Saturday for another term by delegates at the South Carolina GOP convention. There are two seats reserved for the Palmetto State on the committee, the other seat will be held by Cindy Costa of […]

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South Carolina House gets information about $2B road bill

A House panel received information about a plan passed by the Senate to borrow more than $2 billion to widen interstates and repair bridges over the next decade. The subcommittee took no action Wednesday, but Rep. Chip Limehouse promised a vote before the next meeting of the whole House Ways and Means Committee. State Department […]

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Governor Nikki Haley Has No Interest In Vice Presidency

Gov. Nikki Haley says she’s “not interested” in serving as a vice presidential nominee. Haley said in a statement provided to The Associated Press Wednesday that she’s “flattered” to be mentioned as a possible running mate but that her “plate is full” governing South Carolina. Haley’s star has risen due in part to her response […]

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Senate Spending Plan Includes 2014 Ice Storm Reimburstment

The South Carolina Senate’s $7.5 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year would finish reimbursing counties’ clean-up expenses from the 2014 ice storm. The plan tentatively approved Tuesday would distribute nearly $12 million to 22 counties. According to The Associated Press, Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman says the $4 million provided in the […]

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