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Senate majority leader asks SC's most powerful politician to step down as chamber's leader

...Senate president pro tem. Peeler said his Republican colleague is capable of leading the Senate and being Senate Finance chairman, but not of occupying both roles simultaneously.The pro tem's job is to "help guide the Senate and make the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-16/senate-majority-leader-asks-scs-mos
Commission to hear retirees' request for monthly increase to pensions

...in either case until 2042. That year, the plan's youngest member, a 56-year-old survivor, will be 85.Finance Chairman Wayne Guilfoyle said the board can't recommend an increase because it will inevitably trigger similar requests.Members...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-22/commission-hear-retirees
Romney sparks new 2016 primary competition among GOP establishment

...like South Carolina and Iowa this week, just as his team prepares to add outgoing Republican National Committee finance chairman Ray Washburne to lead its fundraising operation. Further, high-profile Republican donors in New York and Virginia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-01-14/romney-sparks-new-2016-primary-prir
South Carolina State to receive $12M from reserve fund; Haley refuses to participate in vote

...would "stick your fingers in the General Assembly's eyes," said Leatherman, R-Florence, who is also Senate Finance chairman.Under the plan adopted last week, installments would be made after a group to be appointed by the college presidents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-08/south-carolina-state-receive-
Democrat Yancey McGill is SC's new lieutenant governor

...under the constitutional line of succession. McGill's two swearing-in ceremonies were minutes apart.Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, was then elected the Senate's next president pro tem, though not without protest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-18/democrat-yancey-mcgill-scs-ne
Legislature will try to pass budget in last week

...Means Chairman Brian White, R-Anderson, said Thursday.He hopes to bring a compromise between him and Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman to the House floor Tuesday for a vote. That way, the Senate could then agree to the House amendment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-01/legislature-will-try-pass-bud
People deserve to see full hacking report, South Carolina official says

...not to disclose anything, according to Haley's office. The five-member board chaired by Haley includes Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence.He opposed the report's release."If there's people identified in that report...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-08/people-deserve-see-full-hacki
McGill says willing to be lieutenant governor, but South Carolina Senate postpones vote

...temporary job. A Democrat has not held the seat since January 1995.Meanwhile, it appeared Tuesday that Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman of Florence had secured the necessary support the Senate's next president pro tem.McGill, No...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-17/mcgill-says-hes-willing-be-li
South Carolina legislators attempt to hash out budget deal

...White, R-Anderson. "I think we made you a fantastic offer. We're pretty much done."With White and Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman both adamant that their chambers would agree to nothing else, the committee remained deadlocked on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-06-22/south-carolina-legislato
Gov. Haley's vetoes eliminate 2 SC agencies

...their people. I know the people of this state don't want it. The people of this state want tax relief."Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman said the term "pork project" is a misnomer. He said the projects represent investments in different...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-07-06/gov-haleys-vetoes-elimin