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South Carolina Governor Adds Mental Health Resources to Student IDs
In The States
South Carolina Governor Adds Mental Health Resources to Student IDs
2021-07-26 20:26:31
by Ansley Puckett

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed the Student Identification Card Suicide Prevention Act, requiring public and private schools in the state to provide a crisis hotline resource of their choosing on student ID card. “This law not only provides our... Read More

Battle Over Abortion Bill in South Carolina Continues
In The States
Battle Over Abortion Bill in South Carolina Continues
2021-07-08 17:48:02
by Ansley Puckett

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and others have appealed a federal court’s preliminary injunction preventing them implementing a ban on the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat. McMaster signed the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection... Read More

South Carolina Governor Signs Bill to Protect Small Businesses
In The States
South Carolina Governor Signs Bill to Protect Small Businesses
2021-06-29 13:18:25
by Ansley Puckett

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill on June 24 that protects small businesses from COVID-related lawsuits.   The South Carolina COVID-19 Liability Safe Harbor Act provides legal immunity to businesses, health care facilities and state agencies that... Read More

Public-Private Partnerships, Accurate Maps Should Drive US Broadband Deployment
Technology
Public-Private Partnerships, Accurate Maps Should Drive US Broadband Deployment
2021-06-10 23:36:23
by Victoria Turner

In South Carolina, the state government is matching broadband service providers dollar-for-dollar if they build out networks to the identified unserved areas, said Andrew Rein, chief financial officer of telecommunications provider Hargray, Wednesday. And the need for accurately mapping these... Read More

Former Rep. Cunningham Running for S.C. Governor
In The States
Former Rep. Cunningham Running for S.C. Governor
2021-04-27 12:35:47
by Dan McCue

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former Rep. Joe Cunningham put an end to months of speculation Monday, formally announcing that he will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster in this year’s gubernatorial race. Cunningham became a political sensation in the Palmetto State... Read More

SC-01: Nancy Mace (R)
House Watch
SC-01: Nancy Mace (R)
2020-10-31 00:31:33
by TWN Staff

About Mace: State Representative Nancy Mace is a single mom who grew up in the Lowcountry, works there and is raising her family there. She has a 100% rating with Conservation Voters of South Carolina. She grew up in Goose... Read More

SC-01: Joe Cunningham (D)
House Watch
SC-01: Joe Cunningham (D)
2020-10-31 00:29:51
by TWN Staff

About Cunningham: Joe Cunningham and his wife, Amanda, live in West Ashley where they are raising their son, Boone.  Along for the ride is their five-year-old rescue dog, a terrier mutt named Teddy.   Cunningham spends about 100 days a year... Read More

South Carolina Counties Told Not to Reject Absentee Ballots Over Mismatched Signatures
State News
South Carolina Counties Told Not to Reject Absentee Ballots Over Mismatched Signatures
2020-10-28 15:15:48
by Dan McCue

A federal judge has prohibited the rejection of absentee ballots in South Carolina on the basis of a perceived mismatch of the voter's signature and ordered a review of any ballots already set aside due to alleged signature discrepancies. In... Read More

SC Senate: Jamie Harrison (D)
Senate Watch
SC Senate: Jamie Harrison (D)
2020-10-28 14:52:51
by TWN Staff

About Harrison: The son of a single teenage mom, and raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, S.C., Harrison overcame the challenges of poverty with the help of teachers and mentors who believed in him. From a mobile home to Yale... Read More

SC Senate: Lindsey Graham (R)
Senate Watch
SC Senate: Lindsey Graham (R)
2020-10-28 12:53:28
by TWN Staff

About Graham:  Lindsey Graham was raised in Central, S.C., where he lived with his family in a single room behind the liquor store, restaurant, and pool hall owned by his parents. After law school, Graham joined the U.S. Air Force... Read More

Graham’s Democratic Challenger Raises a Record $57 Million
2020 Elections
Graham’s Democratic Challenger Raises a Record $57 Million

WASHINGTON — Jamie Harrison, the Democrat challenging Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, raised more money in the third quarter — $57 million — than any other Senate candidate in history. The record fundraising haul is an indicator of... Read More

South Carolina Senate Race Between Lindsey Graham, Jaime Harrison Now a Toss-Up
State News
South Carolina Senate Race Between Lindsey Graham, Jaime Harrison Now a Toss-Up

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Days before the second debate between Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and his Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison on Friday, one political prognosticator has shifted the race to a toss-up. The ratings change away from “Lean Republican,” from the... Read More

Supreme Court Restores Witness Requirement for South Carolina Absentee Ballots
State News
Supreme Court Restores Witness Requirement for South Carolina Absentee Ballots
2020-10-06 19:26:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Within hours of the start of its new term on Monday, the Supreme Court revived a South Carolina law that requires absentee ballots to be returned accompanied by a witness's signature. Lower courts had set aside the law,... Read More

Biden, Harris Left Off First Sample Ballot In South Carolina
State News
Biden, Harris Left Off First Sample Ballot In South Carolina
2020-09-04 15:31:58
by Dan McCue

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have been added to sample ballots in South Carolina after initially being left off the voter education pieces. The sample ballots were made public Thursday, and... Read More

South Carolina Poll Shows Harrison in Striking Distance of Graham, Tight Presidential Race
Opinion Polls
South Carolina Poll Shows Harrison in Striking Distance of Graham, Tight Presidential Race

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new poll from Morning Consult put Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison within one percentage point of incumbent Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. According to the poll, 43% of voters said they would vote for the former... Read More

Joe Cunningham Launches First TV Ad, Kicking Off Re-Election Campaign
2020 Elections
Joe Cunningham Launches First TV Ad, Kicking Off Re-Election Campaign
2020-07-13 13:22:28
by Dan McCue

Nineteen months ago a Democrat who had never run for elected office stunned the political intelligentsia and won a U.S. House seat when barely anyone thought he would succeed. South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, snaking along the southeastern coastline of... Read More

GOP State Lawmakers Make Bid to Keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina
Political News
GOP State Lawmakers Make Bid to Keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina
2020-06-09 14:10:35
by Dan McCue

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina plan to vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow President Donald Trump to speak in front of a capacity crowd at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte without the restrictions officials have imposed on... Read More

Voters in South Carolina Primary Broke Turnout Record
In The News
Voters in South Carolina Primary Broke Turnout Record
2020-03-03 16:50:55
by Dan McCue

Saturday's First-in-the-South Democratic presidential primary had the highest turnout ever recorded in the history of the contest. According to the South Carolina Democratic Party, more than 539,000 voters cast a ballot in the primary, about 7,000 more than cast a... Read More

Biden Revives Campaign in South Carolina, Buttigieg, Steyer Bow Out
2020 Elections
Biden Revives Campaign in South Carolina, Buttigieg, Steyer Bow Out
2020-03-02 15:21:03
by Dan McCue

Former Vice President Joe Biden had long said South Carolina would be his "firewall" and on Saturday, his faith in the state proved well placed as it handed him a commanding victory and his first primary win in three decades... Read More

Jim Clyburn, 'Kingmaker of South Carolina Politics,' Endorses Biden Ahead of Primary
2020 Elections
Jim Clyburn, 'Kingmaker of South Carolina Politics,' Endorses Biden Ahead of Primary
2020-02-26 19:31:13
by Dan McCue

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, widely considered to be the political kingmaker in South Carolina, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday, just three days ahead of the nation's First in the South primary. The endorsement was announced minutes after... Read More

Clyburn Warns Sanders Victory May Endanger House Democrats
2020 Elections
Clyburn Warns Sanders Victory May Endanger House Democrats

WASHINGTON — The highest-ranking African-American in Congress warned that if Bernie Sanders is the 2020 Democratic nominee the party could lose many of the moderate seats they won to retake the House in 2018. “It’s going to be tough to... Read More

SC Republicans Plotting to Boost Bernie to Beat Biden, Help Trump
Political News
SC Republicans Plotting to Boost Bernie to Beat Biden, Help Trump
2020-02-18 23:18:22
by Dan McCue

A group of activist Republicans are planning to cross party lines and vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders in next week's South Carolina primary in a bid to ensure that President Donald Trump faces a Socialist in the November general election.... Read More

Biden Campaign Confident As South Carolina Primary Approaches
2020 Elections
Biden Campaign Confident As South Carolina Primary Approaches
2020-02-18 20:58:32
by Dan McCue

Former Vice President Joe Biden's supporters in South Carolina are not cutting and running after the candidate's disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire. In fact, canvassers going door-to-door in the neighborhoods of Charleston, South Carolina say what they're hearing... Read More

‘It Ain’t Over, Man,’ Biden Says in South Carolina
2020 Elections
‘It Ain’t Over, Man,’ Biden Says in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Vice President Joe Biden fled an election defeat in New Hampshire on Tuesday, returning to South Carolina hours before polls closed with a message for the experts and cable TV pundits who said his struggling campaign... Read More

Judge Could Soon Order SC Republicans to Hold 2020 Primary
State News
Judge Could Soon Order SC Republicans to Hold 2020 Primary
2019-10-18 21:18:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A circuit court judge in South Carolina heard more than two hours of oral arguments Friday in a lawsuit challenging the state GOP executive committee's vote last month to forgo a 2020 Republican presidential primary. In the end,... Read More

Mulling Presidential Run, Mark Sanford Says Government’s Precarious Finances Are Nation’s Biggest Threat
State News
Mulling Presidential Run, Mark Sanford Says Government’s Precarious Finances Are Nation’s Biggest Threat
2019-08-16 22:33:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Back home in South Carolina after a mid-week trip to New Hampshire, former Rep. Mark Sanford said Friday he was pleased with how things went in the Granite State and his decision on whether to mount a primary... Read More

Cunningham Takes On McConnell, Fights Offshore Drilling In Eventful District Visit
State News
Cunningham Takes On McConnell, Fights Offshore Drilling In Eventful District Visit
2019-08-09 23:43:18
by Dan McCue

Freshman Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., certainly didn't expect to be taking on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., let alone talking about gun control, when he returned to his South Carolina district for the August recess, but after mass shootings... Read More

Poll: South Carolina Voters Say Biden The Most Electable Democrat Against Trump
2020 Elections
Poll: South Carolina Voters Say Biden The Most Electable Democrat Against Trump

COLUMBIA, S.C. — To beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election, South Carolina Democrats say that former Vice President Joe Biden would be the most electable Democratic candidate to take the White House out of the more than... Read More

South Carolina Senate Passes Energy Freedom Act in Bipartisan Vote
Energy
South Carolina Senate Passes Energy Freedom Act in Bipartisan Vote
2019-05-10 20:36:44
by Dan McCue

The South Carolina State Senate Thursday unanimously passed The Energy Freedom Act, a comprehensive solar bill that will lift the state's 2 percent cap on net metering, among other solar-related actions. The state House is expected to take up the... Read More

In South Carolina, Governments, Employers and Schools Forge Strategy to Deal with Traffic Issues
Transportation
In South Carolina, Governments, Employers and Schools Forge Strategy to Deal with Traffic Issues
2019-05-07 21:19:33
by Dan McCue

After years of economic development success, traffic congestion has become a critical challenge for the three-county region comprising the Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan area. Every morning, hundreds of thousands of commuters head off to work on local roads ill-suited to... Read More

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