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SC Democratic June ballot to ask about marijuana

...primary ballot in June will ask voters whether they support legalizing medical marijuana to treat severe illnesses.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford said Wednesday he wanted it on the ballot so the Legislature's Republican leaders could see what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-09/sc-democratic-june-ballot-ask
South Carolina lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

...prosecutor bill can't be aimed at the Wilson-Harrell saga because it has no chance of becoming law in time.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, noted it's also not retroactive. He said he saw the bill as a way for the Legislature...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-10/south-carolina-lawmakers-back
SC House allows CBD oil for epilepsy treatments

...concerns. But the House didn't back down.The bill's passage came after legislators defeated an amendment by House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford widening the bill, to legalize marijuana for medical treatment."This is what parents need...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-02/sc-house-allows-cbd-oil-epile
Keep standing your ground

...through the death of a child.But not even everyone in the Legislative Black Caucus agrees with changing the law. House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, an attorney, has represented clients who used the "stand your ground" law in their defense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-11/keep-standing-your-gr
Nation's future bleak

...against us, and we do nothing!Our president lives in a fantasy land, along with Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and our old-guard Republicans in name only.Our future looks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-08/nations-future-bleak
Nikki Haley thanks House for education budget

...this year to boost teachers' pay and further expand parents' access to full-day 4-year-old kindergarten.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, disputed calling the House plan historic. Given that it's still half a billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-12/nikki-haley-thanks-house-educ
SC bill proposes medical use of marijuana oils to aid epilepsy patients

...criminals. To live is being a criminal?" he said. "This is common sense."He prefers a bill introduced by House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia. It would allow residents with a debilitating medical condition to register with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-06/sc-bill-proposes-medical-use-mariju
Several issues before lawmakers on Crossover Day

...another prominent location.House Bill 1080 has several sponsors including Rep. Calvin Smyre, R-Columbus, House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, D-Atlanta and House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal, R-Bonaire. The bill has passed out of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-02/several-issues-lawmakers-cros
Who will pay the freight?

...subsidize Obamacare if no one is working full-time jobs?President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, et al., think they simply need to keep raising taxes to pay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-25/who-will-pay-freight
House minority leader wants more disclosure for contributions

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- House Minority Leader James Smith wants more disclosure of campaign contributions by political appointees. The Columbia Democrat said Tuesday he was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/28/met_386587.shtml
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