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

...that he do so.Peeler dropped the bomb at the beginning of the Legislature's special session when he asked Sen. Hugh Leatherman to immediately resign as Senate president pro tem. Peeler said his Republican colleague is capable of leading the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-16/senate-majority-leader-asks-scs-mos
SC Senate rejects last-ditch effort to force roads debate

...running if a budget's not in place July 1, by agreeing to the Senate's July 24 deadline. Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman suggested the conference committee work through the weekend to make that resolution moot.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-17/sc-senate-rejects-last-d
Grocery tax might get axed

COLUMBIA - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hugh Leatherman is adamant about two things: eliminating the sales...News Service KEY CONTACTS Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman: (803) 212-6640, SFI@scsenate.org Rep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/10/met_124035.shtml
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Senate Republicans meet in secret after Davis' filibuster against gas tax increase continues

...assurances the $400 million is going to be spent on roads and bridges?"On Thursday, Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman seemed to indicate Tuesday was going to be Davis' last day to filibuster one way or the other, warning lawmakers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-26/senate-republicans-meet-
SC senators advance measure that keeps state government running if there's no budget July 1

...Department of Transportation."I'll never be part of shutting down state government," said Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence.The vote by the Senate Finance Committee, which Leatherman chairs, allows for a floor vote on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-10/sc-senators-advance-measure-k
South Carolina legislators OK Haley's request to borrow $123 million for Volvo

...available. I assure the whole world we will do that. It's a question of how we do it," said Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence. "Would it be just as fabulous to have $123 million in cash?"Leatherman, the panel's chairman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-03/south-carolina-legislators
SC budget unlikely before fiscal year begins

...the House allocates in separate bills."Action on any one can affect the others," said Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence. "We've got to roll these up and have one bill we can deal with in conference."Until then...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-08/sc-budget-unlikely-fiscal-yea
South Carolina Senate leader revives proposal of borrowing for construction projects statewide

...veto threat from Gov. Nikki Haley and just a month after House leaders killed the plan.Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman says the state's first such bond bill in 15 years can address South Caro lina's backlogged building needs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-16/south-carolina-senate-le
South Carolina Senate panel's debate on roads could predict floor fight

...before a surprising and testy debate that could foreshadow the floor fight to come.Senate Finance Committee chairman Hugh Leatherman planned a short meeting to swap out the bills. But instead, the session turned into nearly 90 minutes of debate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-28/south-carolina-senate-pa
Senate Republicans offer another plan to fix SC roads

...announced the proposal, but conspicuously absent was the most powerful Republican in the chamber, Senate President Hugh Leatherman, although he later said he was busy trying to craft a budget deal. There were also no Democrats, who later seemed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-07/senate-republicans-offer