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Woodrow's Wilson's SC house gets state boost

...Woodrow Wilson Family Home in Columbia was saved Wednesday when lawmakers overrode a veto by Gov. Nikki Haley.Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Richland, said the $250,000 would be used in partnership with the state Department of Parks, Recreation and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-19/woodrows-wilsons-sc-hous
Sheheen focusing on DSS in governor's race

...Sheheen wrote.Shealy is among those calling for DSS Director Lillian Koller's removal. Others include Sen. Joel Lourie, a Democrat on the panel; Sheheen; and gubernatorial candidate Tom Ervin, who says he jumped into the race specifically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-01/sheheen-focusi
Senate seeks DSS reports in child protection bill

...reporters.The Legislature can't force Koller out. That is a decision for Haley, who appointed her in 2011. But Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, said the Senate will reform the agency with or without Koller, in next year's budget process. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-29/senate-seeks-dss-reports-chil
South Carolina social services director resigns

...The Senate's no-confidence measure was sponsored by four Republi cans and three Democrats.On Thursday, Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, called Haley's refusal to fire Koller an act of negligence. He sits on the bipartisan panel that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-02/sc-social-services-director-q
Social services head says she won't step down

...to investigate the agency, including over the beating death of a child. One of the panel's three members, Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, has previously called on Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Koller, but the governor has reiterated support...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-16/social-services-head-says-she
Nonprofits seek tax credit guarantee for donors

...claiming these credits could have to file amended returns, or make a contribution and not get a credit," said Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, a member of the special subcommittee considering whether to extend the program past June 30.The panel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-07/nonprofits-seek-tax-credit-gu
Haley attacks Sheheen over magistrate work

...two Kershaw County magistrates.A 2011 letter shows they were jointly recommended by the Camden Democrat and Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, who also represents portions of the county.Sheheen has requested a jury trial for the cases, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-18/haley-attacks-sheheen-over-magistra
South Carolina hospitals waiting for high court's direction

...does will have a lawsuit filed by their competitor to keep from proceeding," said Harrell, R-Charleston.Sen. Joel Lourie, a Co lumbia Democrat, likens the situation to requiring developers to get a building permit, then shutting down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-07-05/south-carolina-hospitals-wai
DHEC suspending South Carolina's Certificate of Need program

...vote was needed to override it.That decision took any action out of the Senate's hands the next day. But Sen. Joel Lourie took the floor to condemn the backdoor methods the governor used to get rid of a program she hasn't liked since she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-28/dhec-suspending-south-carolin
Payday lending reform is not likely this year

...year are slim, with just four days left on the legislative calendar. But "there's a glimmer of hope," said Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, as back-and-forth discussions continue. "I truly believe both sides would like to see a bill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/14/met_523910.shtml
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