Former President Trump endorses 3 candidates in new statements

U.S. 03/06/21, 02:43

On Friday, March 5, Former President Donald Trump released a new tranche of endorsements accompanied by statements from the Save America PAC. The former president gave his "Complete and Total Endorsement" to Gov. Henry McMaster (R-S.C.) and Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), both of whom are running for reelection, and Arkansas Lieutenant ...

South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

Sports 05/20/19, 14:44

South Carolina legislators are expected to clear the final hurdle to giving the Carolina Panthers up to $120 million in tax breaks to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina.The Senate voted 23-16 on Monday to approve a compromise smoothing over small differences in the bill. ...

Carolina Panthers offered $120M to move practice field to SC

Sports 05/09/19, 15:48

South Carolina appears ready to offer $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina, after the state Senate overrode objections that a billionaire NFL owner didn't need public help.The Senate voted 27-15 on Thursday to exempt the ...

SC Carolina Panthers HQ, practice fields bid faces key vote

Football 05/07/19, 12:50

The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of North Carolina.State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his objection from the bill Tuesday so it could come to a vote.But the ...

Update: Hollings’ body arrives at South Carolina Capitol

U.S. 04/15/19, 09:17

The Latest on the funeral of Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings (all times local):10:15 a.m.The body of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings has arrived at the South Carolina Statehouse, where mourners are paying their respects to the former South Carolina governor and longtime U.S. senator.Friends and loved ones pay their respects during a ...

Body of Ernest ‘Fritz” Hollings lies in repose at SC Capitol

U.S. 04/15/19, 00:14

Mourners are paying their respects to Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the former South Carolina governor and longtime U.S. senator who died earlier this month at 97.The body of the veteran figure in South Carolina politics lies in repose Monday at the Statehouse in Columbia.One of the last of the larger-than-life ...

SC senator questions benefits analysis of Panthers HQ move

Football 04/10/19, 16:19

A state senator said Wednesday he still isn't convinced an economic incentive bill meant to lure the NFL's Carolina Panthers practice fields and team headquarters to South Carolina is a worthwhile deal for taxpayers.Democratic state Sen. Dick Harpootlian of Columbia retained his own economist to analyze the state's examination of ...

Pence to help Lindsey Graham kick off S. Carolina re-election

Politics 03/18/19, 03:09

Vice President Mike Pence is making a trip to South Carolina to help kickoff U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's bid for a fourth term. Graham's campaign said Pence will be with Graham at events in Myrtle Beach and Greenville on March 30. In a release, Graham praised Pence as "a strong ally and ...

South Carolina tries to get new Panthers practice facility

Football 03/13/19, 12:27

South Carolina wants the Carolina Panthers to move their practice facility into their state's suburbs. But there is at least one big hurdle — football players don't practice enough hours to be considered full-time employees in the state, so South Carolina can't offer the Panthers tax credits and other incentives.Gov. ...

South Carolina House passes massive education overhaul bill

Politics 03/06/19, 20:26

The South Carolina House on Wednesday approved a massive bill overhauling education in the state. But any revamping of the education system stills has a long road in the General Assembly.Earlier Wednesday, a group of senators made their first changes to the proposal, indicating there will be plenty of back-and-forth ...

Exclusive: Foster agency sued for turning down Catholic

U.S. 02/15/19, 12:06

A Catholic mother accuses a federally funded South Carolina foster agency of not working with her because she's "not the right kind of Christian," her lawyers say.In a federal lawsuit filed Friday, Aimee Maddonna challenges a waiver granted earlier this year to Miracle Hill Ministries, a Greenville foster care agency ...

SC gov State of State hits on familiar education, tax themes

U.S. 01/23/19, 20:22

Gov. Henry McMaster's vision for South Carolina laid out Wednesday in the State of the State address was the continuation of his themes of education reform, tax relief and environmental protection he has been preaching since starting his first full term earlier this month. His formal address before state lawmakers had ...

Governor SC spending plan: Teacher raise, income tax rebate

Business 01/15/19, 13:11

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster wants to send taxpayers a $200 million rebate, raise teacher salaries by 5 percent and make sure a police officer is present in every school in the state thanks to an unexpected windfall of about $1 billion.McMaster released his proposal for South Carolina's $9 billion ...

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster sworn into office

Politics 01/09/19, 12:57

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster took the oath of office Wednesday for his first full term, the culmination of years of work to win the office in his own right. McMaster has held the office since early 2017, when the then-lieutenant governor was hastily sworn in following the resignation of Nikki ...

Update: McMaster promises economic prosperity for SC

Business 01/09/19, 12:29

The Latest on Gov. Henry McMaster's inauguration (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Gov. Henry McMaster promised to keep recruiting businesses to South Carolina and lower taxes in his inaugural speech. McMaster used several sports metaphors during Wednesday speech after he took the oath of office at the Statehouse for a full-four year term. McMaster ...

McMaster creates broad group to solve SC flooding problems

Business 12/20/18, 14:29

Gov. Henry McMaster isn't taking three once-in-a-lifetime floods in South Carolina in four years lightly.He created a commission of dozens of government officials, business leaders and academic experts and told them their job is to solve the problems for generations to come.More than 50 of them agreed, heading to Columbia ...

South Carolina ups its relief request for Hurricane Florence

U.S. 12/08/18, 20:09

South Carolina's congressional delegation will be able to ask for more funds to provide relief following Hurricane Florence, thanks to a move by the state's governor.In a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Gov. Henry McMaster told U.S. Rep. Tom Rice that he was increasing the estimate for community ...

In South Carolina, a political newcomer campaigns with ease

Business 10/26/18, 18:32

Pamela Evette's venture to be South Carolina's next lieutenant governor is her first run for office, but those who've watched her campaign as part of the state's first joint GOP gubernatorial ticket say you'd never know it.The Greenville businesswoman's name was largely unknown to the state's voters when Gov. Henry ...

South Carolina gov hopefuls clash in 1st of 2 debates

Politics 10/17/18, 23:05

With less than three weeks until Election Day, the men vying to be South Carolina's next governor got a chance Wednesday to begin drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them.The debate in Florence is the first of two general election debates for Republican Gov. Henry McMaster ...

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