South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster spoke to the media April 19 about his desire to find a way, other than increased taxes, to fund the pension plan in the state. McMaster signed the pension fix into law Tuesday, April 25.
Nikki Haley, 44, has been recognized for her compassionate handling of state tragedies — signing a bill requiring police officers to wear body cameras after a white North Charleston officer was charged with fatally shooting a black motorist, and successfully pushing to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds after the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin on Tuesday vowed to help elect Hillary Clinton because of a promise he made to his daughters last year after meeting the presidential candidate. Benjamin addressed the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
In his speech Wednesday night at the GOP Convention, Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump, instead saying “vote your conscience” which drew loud boos from inside Quicken Loans Arena.
McClatchy politics editor Steve Thomma, GOP strategist Kevin Madden, State political correspondent Jamie Self and Charlotte Observer political correspondent Jim Morrill discuss what Donald Trump needs to do in his Thursday acceptance speech in order to energize the delegates and electorate.
A large police presence, including South Carolina State troopers, prevented multiple groups of protesters from clashing as demonstrations intensified on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (CREDITS: Jessica Koscielniak & Hector Amezcua / McClatchy and The Sacramento Bee)
The Heritage Act, which the Legislature amended on July 9, 2015, in order to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds — a mandate carried out on a sunny morning one year ago Sunday, in a solemn seven-minute ceremony attended by 10,000 and punctuated by understandable but unseemly cheers and chants.