A busy day at the S.C. State House ahead:Senate panel currently investigating new president of the College of Charleston will rally at the S.C. State House
Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen signed up Tuesday for another fight to see who will run South Carolina.
Some S.C. senators want more school districts to have the option of pursuing a sales tax to pay for school construction projects.
A stronger version of Emma’s Law on Tuesday passed out of the House Judiciary Committee. The bill aimed at getting tough on repeat drunken drivers and reducing the state’s soaring numbers of innocents killed by them heads now to the House floor.
The chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee thinks the only chance for substantial transportation funding this year is to get creative with time running out on the Senate calendar, The Greenville News reports.
Sen. Tom Davis warned Tuesday that if legislators block his bill aimed at allowing retirees to legally play bridge, he'll sue to get South Carolina's centuries-old antigambling law thrown out altogether.
A Fort Mill Democrat is banking on moderate voters tired of what he calls dysfunction in Congress to win over a Republican stronghold in this year’s Fifth Congressional District election, The (Rock Hill) Herald reports.
Former President George H. W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush have endorsed Sally Atwater, the widow of legendary Republican operative Lee Atwater, in the race for S.C. Superintendent of Education.
GOP Rep. Mark Sanford is making peace with the National Republican Congressional Committee, Politico reports.
Greenville Sen. Mike Fair is objecting to a bill to make the wooly mammoth the official state fossil but he says it has nothing to do with an attempt by another Upstate senator to amend the bill with a passage of creation from the Bible that was struck as not germane, The Greenville News reports.
The College of Charleston's Student Government Association voted Tuesday that it has no confidence in the school's Board of Trustees after its handling of the recent presidential search and some members' comments on a freshman reading selection, The (Charleston) Post and Courier reports.
Govs. Nikki Haley and Rick Perry are supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham’s push to ban Internet gaming, according to letters sent by the GOP governors to Capitol Hill leaders, Politico reports.
Who's filed: Updated list of candidates entering federal, statewide and S.C. House elections. Filing ends noon Sunday.
Who's schmoozing the S.C. General Assembly today: Lander University will host breakfast for legislators from 8-10 a.m. (Blatt Room 112) ... S.C. State Firefighter's Association will host lunch for legislators from noon - 2 p.m. (State House grounds) ... S.C. Summary Court Judges Association will host a reception for legislators from 6-8 p.m. (Seawell's)
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