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There will be a special election held on September 26 to fill the seat for state House District 31. Rep. Harold Mitchell recently vacated the seat after serving 13 years in the South Carolina Legislature. He was granted medical leave […]

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South Carolina lawmakers scheduled a three-day special legislative session before adjourning the regular session on May 11. The special session is expected to begin today. Because state law requires it, House Speaker Jay Lucas will gavel it in but then […]

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Steve Hamm, attorney and former director of the South Carolina Consumer Affairs Department is now the interim director of the State Ethics Commission. He replaced Ami Franklin, who filled the role briefly following Herb Hayden’s retirement at the end of […]

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Special elections will be held on June 20, 2017, to fill vacancies in South Carolina state House Districts 48 and 70, as well as in the state’s 5th congressional district. District 70 was left vacant last week following the death […]

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State Rep. Ralph Norman resigned his seat last week to focus on his campaign for U.S. House. The move puts pressure on his colleague and current state House Speaker Pro Tempore Tommy Pope to do the same. The men are […]

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Filing opens today for candidates participating in the May 30 special election for South Carolina House District 84. At least two individuals have expressed interest in running for the seat. If a primary election is necessary, it will be held […]

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A bond hearing will be held this morning for suspended South Carolina state Rep. Jim Merrill. Merrill was indicted last week on two counts of misconduct in office and 28 counts of ethics violations. The indictments span the course of […]

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Yesterday, Gov. Pat McCrory formally requested a recount in his race for governor against Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper. Cooper has already declared victory, but with the race within 10,000 votes, McCrory is not conceding and there is no answer […]

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South Carolina legislators sent two ethics bills to Gov. Nikki Haley yesterday. One bill requires officeholders to report private sources of income. The other requires the State Ethics Commission to independently investigate complaints against lawmakers. House and Senate ethics committees […]

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The second regular session of the 121st South Carolina General Assembly adjourned Thursday, June 2. The Legislature is expected to return for a special session on Wednesday, June 15, and may continue in statewide session, if necessary, until not later […]

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The South Carolina Senate passed ethics reform legislation yesterday related to investigations of lawmakers and financial disclosure requirements. One bill gives the State Ethics Commission the authority to investigate legislators accused of ethics violations. The bill also puts eight seats […]

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A special election will be held May 17 for South Carolina State Senate District 4. If necessary, a primary election will take place on March 22, and a primary runoff will take place on April 5. The seat was left […]

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South Carolina Sen. Billy O’Dell died of a heart attack at the age of 77. The fiscally liberal Republican was due to file for reelection in March 2016 for an eighth term in office. Pending senate notification, the South Carolina […]

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation is instituting a new rule regarding employees who leave state employment to work for state contractors. The new policy will prohibit former employees from working on new road construction projects for 365 days after […]

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