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The South Carolina Ethics Commission adjusted the spending limits for lobbyist principals effective January 1. The limits increased from $60 per day and $480 per calendar year to $70 per day and $560 per calendar year. No lobbyist principal or […]

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South Carolina will hold a special election in State House District 109 following the resignation of Sen. Deon Tedder, who won a special election for the Senate District 42 seat on November 7. The April 2, 2024 election will be […]

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Democrat Deon Tedder has secured Senate District 42 in South Carolina with an overwhelming majority of 82% of the vote. He defeated his opponent Rosa Kay (R). Tedder managed to win the seat after a very narrow primary against Wendell […]

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A legislative panel is considering a bill to standardize local election dates. The legislation would require all local elections to be held on one of three specific days in odd-numbered years. These dates would fall in March, July, or November. […]

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August 24, 2023  •  

South Carolina Special Election Set

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A special election has been called for Senate District 19 following the death of Sen. John Scott on August 13. The primary will be on October 24 with a primary runoff occurring on November 7, if necessary. The special general […]

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A special election will take place on November 7, 2023 for Senate District 42. Senator Marlon Kimpson previously held the seat but resigned upon being tapped to join the Biden administration. Sen. Kimpson was appointed to the Advisory Committee for […]

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The South Carolina Legislature adjourned on Thursday, May 12. Passed bills included early voting procedures and expanded access to birth control. The Legislature will meet again in a special session scheduled to be held June 15 focusing on the state […]

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Rep. Mandy Kimmons has resigned from the South Carolina House of Representatives. In a letter to House Speaker James Lucas and posted on social media, Kimmons cited a desire to focus on her legal career and service to her local […]

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November 19, 2021  •  

South Carolina Special Session Announced

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The South Carolina Legislature is set to convene a special session in early December to address redistricting. The House will convene on December 1, while the Senate is set to convene on December 6.

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November 16, 2021  •  

South Carolina Special Election Announced

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The president of the South Carolina Senate announced a special election to replace the late Sen. Hugh Leatherman. The primary election will occur on January 25, 2022, with runoffs, if necessary, on February 8, 2022, and the special general election […]

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September 27, 2021  •  

Senate Special Session Cancelled

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The special session of the South Carolina Senate scheduled for October 12 has been cancelled. In a letter to senators, Senate President Harvey Peeler stated the session would be unnecessary citing delays in redistricting plans and House leaders’ refusal to […]

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September 17, 2021  •  

State Senate to Convene Special Session

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The South Carolina Senate will convene for a special session on October 12. Senate President Harvey Peeler hopes to limit the session’s scope to federal COVID-19 funding and redistricting, as provided in the adjournment resolution passed in May. Leaders in […]

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The South Carolina General Assembly is set to reconvene for up to two days on June 8 to discuss appropriations bills including how to spend remaining COVID-19 relief funds as well as funds received from a Savannah River Site settlement. […]

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The South Carolina General Assembly has recessed the 2021 session on May 13, after adopting an adjournment resolution extending the 2021 session. The General Assembly has scheduled several dates throughout the month of June to reconvene for a couple of […]

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