government

Patrick Gentry
April 24, 2019 - 11:39 am
A South Carolina law meant to help the government collect debt is being used by hospitals to seize the tax refunds of people with unpaid medical bills. The Post and Courier reports health organizations took at least $92.9 million in more than 172,000 seizures in 2017. The newspaper's investigation...
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Patrick Gentry
April 23, 2019 - 10:06 am
A group of South Carolina teachers organized on social media is asking all teachers to take a day off during the middle of next week and march on the Statehouse. SC for Ed is organizing the All Out On May 1 rally, saying lawmakers have not done enough this year to help teachers after promising...
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Lockheed Martin
Ken Pauli
April 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
Lockheed Martin hosts a ceremony today, April 23, about the production of their latest F-16 fighter jet. The company is celebrating completion of their new manufacturing line in southern Greenville County. Production for the latest version of the F-16 Block 70 Flying Falcon was moved from Fort...
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Patrick Gentry
April 19, 2019 - 11:33 am
The South Carolina Senate passed its version of the state's $9 billion budget on Thursday, approving several provisions including raises for teachers and nearly all state workers after a sometimes fierce two-day debate. Legislators approved the spending plan 38-6. The plan allows for nearly $1...
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Patrick Gentry
April 17, 2019 - 11:23 am
The South Carolina Senate will begin their discussions on how the state should spend its nearly $9 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year and lawmakers have said their priorities this year include providing salary increases for some of its state workers. The plan, approved earlier this month...
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Patrick Gentry
April 12, 2019 - 11:57 am
The U.S. communications regulator will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks, and will spend $20 billion for rural internet. 5G will mean faster wireless speeds and has implications for technologies like self-driving cars and augmented reality. The...
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Teen in a tanning booth
Image: Rob Engelhardt for USA TODAY
Ken Pauli
April 04, 2019 - 3:32 pm
South Carolina teens soon might not be able to go to the tanning salon. In a measure approved by the South Carolina House, kids under 18 would be banned from using a tanning booth. The bill passed overwhelmingly in the state House by a vote of 79 to 39. The idea is to prevent teens from getting...
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Patrick Gentry
March 27, 2019 - 4:11 pm
Governor Henry McMaster today nominated Michael Leach to be the next director of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS). Leach, a trained mental health clinician, has over 10 years of experience in Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and has most recently served as...
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Evan Smith
March 14, 2019 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run Senate firmly rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-...
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Lights On Greenville
Image: City of Greenville
Ken Pauli
March 11, 2019 - 9:48 am
The City of Greenville is partnering with Duke Energy on a campaign to encourage city residents to report burned out streetlights in their neighborhoods. The goal of the campaign, called Lights on, Greenville , is to improve nighttime visibility and safety in all city neighborhoods. It's easy to...
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