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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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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster

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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Republican Henry McMaster defeated Democrat James Smith to become governor of South Carolina. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, McMaster beat Smith 54 percent to 45 percent. McMaster is the former Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. He […]

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State Sen. John Courson resigned from the South Carolina Legislature on Monday, June 4, after pleading guilty to willful misconduct and agreeing to cooperate with ongoing ethics investigations. Courson, a former Senate president pro tempore who served 33 years in […]

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South Carolina lawmakers will return to the State House this week to deal with unfinished legislative business after legislators extended the 2018 sine die adjournment date for the General Assembly. Each house stands adjourned to meet in a two-day statewide […]

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As the legislative session begins this week, South Carolina legislators are proposing several reforms to increase transparency. An ongoing corruption probe has entered its fifth year, and six current or former lawmakers have been indicted thus far. Rep. Gary Clary […]

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A special election has been called for House District 69. The vacancy is a result of South Carolina Rep. Rick Quinn Jr. pleading guilty to corruption charges. The special election will be held on May 1. The special primary will […]

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September 6, 2017  •  

South Carolina Lawmaker Resigns

State Rep. Jim Merrill resigned from the Legislature last week, just prior to appearing in court. He has been suspended from office since December, when he was indicted on two counts of misconduct in office and 28 counts of violating […]

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