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Patrick Gentry
June 25, 2019 - 11:40 am
South Carolina lawmakers are heading back to the Statehouse one more time in 2019. The House and Senate both plan a one-day special session on Tuesday to deal with Gov. Henry McMaster's 28 budget vetoes . Both the governor and lawmakers agreed on much of the state's $9 billion spending plan, so...
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Patrick Gentry
June 18, 2019 - 4:39 pm
South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas says he doesn't want to stand on the education reforms the House passed this year. Lucas said Tuesday he wants to pass legislation in 2020 to expand pre-kindergarten programs, improve high school graduation rates and possibly require two years of computer...
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Patrick Gentry
January 30, 2019 - 4:33 pm
Legislators say a hearing about a massive bill to overhaul South Carolina's education system is only the first step. Wednesday's subcommittee meeting was the first chance lawmakers and the public had to discuss the bill introduced by House Speaker Jay Lucas last week. Lucas said he wants more...
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Patrick Gentry
January 24, 2019 - 4:02 pm
South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas has shared his initial plans on how to improve education in South Carolina. The bill filed Thursday by the Republican includes a student bill of rights, a 10 percent raise for teachers over two years, school choice for students, requires consolidation of small...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:03 am
State police are now investigating apparently-fake emails sent to legislators last week that called on them not to undermine a proposed merger between the utilities SCANA and Dominion Energy.
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Patrick Gentry
January 24, 2018 - 2:47 pm
Members of the South Carolina House voted to create a new position that would advocate for consumers in issues involving power utilities.
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Patrick Gentry
January 09, 2018 - 5:46 pm
As South Carolina state senators gathered for the first day of the legislative session, the major issue discussed was last week’s announcement of the proposed merger between energy holding company SCANA and Virginia-based Dominion Energy. Since SCANA’s utility SCE&G and its state-owned partner...
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Patrick Gentry
December 13, 2017 - 3:35 pm
South Carolina Rep. Rick Quinn is resigning an hour before a hearing in a Statehouse corruption probe that has ensnared him along with several other lawmakers.
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November 21, 2017 - 9:48 am
South Carolina’s highest court has released the legislature from any further requirement to provide better education for poor, rural school districts in the state, ending a 24-year lawsuit.
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Patrick Gentry
October 21, 2017 - 5:30 am
South Carolina’s House Speaker has suspended the state’s code commissioner after his indictment Wednesday.
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