Most in SC want minimum wage raised
Two-thirds of South Carolinians agree that S.C. lawmakers should pass a law raising the state’s minimum wage above the federal rate, according to a new Winthrop Poll.
That poll question, asked exclusively for The State, found 68 percent of South Carolinians think state lawmakers should raise the state’s minimum wage above the federally set $7.25 an hour.
South Carolina is one of 19 states where the lowest earners make the federal minimum wage, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Obama in Columbia
During speech at Benedict College, Obama condemns Ferguson abuses
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10-year-old steals the spotlight, telling Obama he wants to be president
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The S.C. House starts a week-long debate on a $6.9 billion state budget at 1 p.m. Monday. A $500 million bond highlights the proposed spending plan.
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Buzz Click: Two high schools offer a lesson in disparity and complexity
About 25 miles separate Swansea High School from River Bluff High School. But the two schools – one built in 1976, the other in 2013 – are light years removed in terms of facilities and opportunities they can offer.
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