Posted on July 24, 2014
Ervin will be on November ballot for governor
The S.C. Election Commission has certified Tom Ervin’s spot on the November ballot as a petition candidate for governor.
Ervin’s campaign released a letter Thursday from the commission confirming his candidacy. The 62-year-old former legislator and judge dropped out of the Republican primary to pursue being on the general election ballot as a petition candidate. That requires gathering the signatures of at least 10,000 registered voters.
Posted by CASSIE COPE on July 24, 2014
Posted by JAMIE SELF on July 23, 2014
The state needs to hire about 200 new child-welfare workers – a 25 percent increase – to reduce caseloads that agency leaders, lawmakers and child-welfare advocates say are far too high to ensure children are being protected, a Department of Social Services deputy director said Wednesday.
Posted on July 23, 2014
Gov. Nikki Haley has appointed Mike Campbell to the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission.
Posted by CASSIE COPE on July 23, 2014
Posted by JAMIE SELF on July 22, 2014
To the disappointment of business groups, raising the gas tax is not part of state Sen. Vincent Sheheen’s plan for meeting the state’s multi-billion-dollar road needs, released Tuesday by the Democratic candidate for governor. Instead, Sheheen said if elected, he wants to commit $500 million a year in added state money for road repairs. Most of that money about $350 million would come from phasing-in a commitment to spend 5 percent of the state’s general fund revenues, now $7 billion a year, to fix S.C. roads.