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Democrat Yancey McGill is SC's new lieutenant governor

...the Senate's next president pro tem, though not without protest. The leadership role has been vacant since Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, stepped down two weeks ago.The 42-2 vote followed criticism from GOP Sen. Shane Massey that Leatherman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-18/democrat-yancey-mcgill-scs-ne
McGill says willing to be lieutenant governor, but South Carolina Senate postpones vote

...guilty to campaign spending violations. But he added he won't leave the Senate in a constitutional crisis.Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, resigned as president pro tem two weeks ago in order to keep his Senate seat and not be forced to temporarily...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-17/mcgill-says-hes-willing-be-li
South Carolina Gov. Haley says lieutenant governor's position shouldn't go vacant until January

...officeholder steps down to take over as a college president.Haley contends state law might require Senate President Pro Tem John Courson to step into the state's soon-to-be vacant No. 2 position. But the post has been vacant six times in the past...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-30/south-carolina-gov-haley-says
Democrat could be new SC lieutenant governor

...himself a fiscal conservative and is chairman of a Senate Finance subcommittee.The possibility arose a day after Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, stepped down as Senate president pro tem to ensure he could keep his Senate seat and not be forced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-05/democrat-could-be-new-sc-lieu
Senate seeks DSS reports in child protection bill

...will make recommendations on the appropriate number of social workers and their salaries.Senate President Pro Tem John Courson, R-Columbia, called for Koller's resignation last month. However, he doesn't support the resolution, saying...

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

...because he was angry about DSS.The calls had become increasingly bipartisan, to include Senate President Pro Tem John Courson, a Republican. The Senate's no-confidence measure was sponsored by four Republi cans and three Democrats.On...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-02/sc-social-services-director-q
Augusta native Courson now leads SC Senate

...McConnell, a Charleston Republican, took over the ceremonial job. Then the Senate voted 27-17 last month for Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, to serve as president pro tempore. Eighteen out of 19 Democrats supported Courson.Courson, 67...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-04-06/augusta-native-courson-n
Senate to debate car tax

...the committee process. Despite the chamber's unanimous agreement to give priority to the bill introduced by Sen. John Courson, R-Columbia, it still faces powerful opposition. "I hope it would have the chance of a snowball in hell," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/22/met_226555.shtml
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Sheheen focusing on DSS in governor's race

...spokesman calls the request by her Democratic rival election-year nonsense.Sheheen asked Senate President Pro Tem John Courson in a letter Thursday to create an investigative committee to look into whether the administration interfered with another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-05-01/sheheen-focusi
Around the region

...standstill is delaying action on a snow-days bill stemming from the last bout of wintry weather.Senate President Pro Tem John Courson said Thursday that the Senate will take up a measure next week that allows school boards to forgive up to five days...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-02-13/around-region