7-year itch: Obama returning to SC
President Barack Obama will visit South Carolina for the first time, since winning the state’s Democratic presidential primary in 2008.
Obama will attend a youth rally at Benedict College, a historically black private school in Columbia, on Friday, The White House said.
South Carolina is one of three states that Obama has not visited since becoming president. Utah and South Dakota are the others.
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Gov. Nikki Haley negotiates on roads bills
Republican Gov. Nikki Haley has been meeting with some GOP House members — as recently as Tuesday at the Governor’s Mansion — in an effort to merge two competing road repair proposals, The State has learned.
In meetings with House GOP caucus members, Haley has indicated a willingness to compromise on gas tax hikes, the size of a cut in the state’s income tax and how to restructure the state Transportation Department.
Reopening nuke dump on table
Seven years after South Carolina’s leaking nuclear waste dump closed to the nation, state lawmakers have been approached about reopening the Barnwell County site to help pay for managing the landfill near the Savannah River. A bill in the State House could be introduced as early as next week.
2016 in S.C.
Mike Huckabee's harmony with Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz's father headlines anti-Common Core rally, Bobby Jindal set to meet with pastors
Martin O'Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue in S.C. visit
New Fort Jackson commander to have more say-so than most over post's future
S.C. Dems name former Kansas Democratic Party executive director as its new leader
I-95's coffin corridor: How trees helped make stretch near Hilton Head No. 1 killer of motorists
South Carolina flexes its development muscles along I-77
Greenville wants to build elevated rapid transit system
State House Clicks
2006 tax swap dug state into $866 million hole
New House member says arriving late to session not a problem
After 40 years as lawmaker, Sen. John Matthews keeps setting new goals
Three years after guilty plea, Ken Ard at ease as Pee Dee talk-show host
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