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The South Carolina Ethics Commission issued an opinion finding candidates for public office may not accept campaign contributions in the form of digital cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin. Advisory Opinion 2021-001 references and adopts the reasoning of a similar opinion issued in […]

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Senate President Harvey Peeler announced he will call the Senate back to session early on September 2 to consider the impact of COVID-19 on upcoming elections. The Legislature recessed in May and was set to reconvene on September 15. Peeler […]

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On May 12, the South Carolina Legislature met to approve a resolution allowing the state to continue to spend money until the budget can be addressed later this year. In addition to the budget and any potential legislation regarding the […]

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South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas and Senate President Harvey Peeler announced the General Assembly will reconvene on May 12. The leaders made the announcement in a joint letter. The General Assembly is expected to pass bills allowing them to […]

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On April 8, the Legislature met for a single day to approve funding legislation to ensure the state can continue operating for the next fiscal year. Despite unanimous passage in the House, debate in the Senate led to an amendment […]

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The South Carolina Legislature is set to return on April 8 for a single day. The session is being called to consider a continuing resolution concerning state funding. Additionally, lawmakers will consider a resolution allowing the Legislature to adjourn sine […]

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On Sunday March 15, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has announced all county elections will be postponed until after May 1. Additionally, this announcement comes will a list of measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19. These guidelines include […]

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Gov. Henry McMaster released a budget proposal with a provision to expand state lobbying laws to cover local lobbying of county, city, and town councils. The proposal would also double the current lobbyist registration fee from $100 to $200. The […]

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South Carolina lawmakers met for a one-day special session June 25 to review several bills Gov. Henry McMaster recently vetoed. The special session was held to consider Gov. McMaster’s 28 budget vetoes worth approximately $41 million. Additionally, lawmakers considered a […]

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A special primary election will take place on July 30 followed by a special election on October 1 to fill a vacancy in House District 84. The seat is vacant after former Rep. Ronnie Young passed away in May. A […]

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The 123rd General Assembly adjourned at 5 p.m. Thursday after approving a resolution allowing lawmakers to reconvene for a statewide session beginning May 20. Concurrent Resolution 785 provides that the General Assembly meet in a statewide session to consider special […]

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A special election will take place on August 20 to fill a vacancy in House District 19. Rep. Dwight Loftis resigned to become a member of the state Senate, representing District 6. Loftis had represented District 19 for 23 years.

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After a 16-year legislative career, state Rep. Mike Pitts will step down from his House District 14 seat on January 3, 2019. The first to announce his candidacy for the seat is Stewart Jones, a small business owner and former […]

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South Carolina will hold a special election to fill a vacant seat in Senate District 6 after William Timmons resigned to take a seat in the U.S. Congress. Filing for this special election will open at 12:00 p.m. on November […]

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