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Black Panther-KKK rallies at SC Capitol questioned

...Black Panthers Party were allowed to hold rallies at the Statehouse at the same time earlier this month.State Sen. John Courson told The State newspaper the number of officers needed to protect people at the dueling July 18 rallies was the largest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-26/black-panther-kkk-rallies-sc-capito
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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SC senators say Heigel has the right experience to balance business, environmental interests

...You may be a lady for all seasons, and I strongly recommend your confirmation," said Senate Education Chairman John Courson, R-Columbia.It was a striking difference from the committee's tough questioning in February of Eleanor Kitzman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-21/sc-senators-say-heigel-has-ri
Governor signs bill to fire SC State trustees

...Spearman, Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, Senate Education Committee Chairman John Courson, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian White, and Rep. Jim Merrill, Ways and Means' higher education subcommittee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-07/governor-signs-bill-fire-sc-s
2 former lawmakers tell senators SC must produce more educated workers to be competitive

...collaborate rather than compete, saying that would be an "extremely large step forward."Senate Education Chairman John Courson, R-Columbia, said the Legislature must increase spending in higher education. "Every dollar we spend is an investment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-17/2-former-lawmakers-tell-senators-sc
War memorial divides Greenwood

...craft the Confederate flag law are leery to bring the divisive issue up again. "I'll look at the bill," said Sen. John Courson, a Republican from Columbia who has been in the Senate since 1985. "But I don't want to reopen the whole debate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-06/war-memorial-divides-greenwo
SC lawmakers study school ruling

...to collectively figure out what must be done. A resolution is not expected next year.Senate Education Chairman John Courson, R-Columbia, jokingly said the court's guidance is so ambiguous that 21 years could be considered a "reasonable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-28/sc-lawmakers-study-school
Expense money beefs up SC legislators' salaries

...collect all legislative compensation except for their $10,400 base salary.Even after the session ends in June, Sen. John Courson, R-Richland, said he spends between 20 and 30 hours a week on legislative work.People who ask about legislative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-11/expense-money-beefs-sc-legisl
South Carolina Supreme Court refuses Republicans' request to reconsider its order on school funding lawsuit

...education, but the fact I think they overstepped their constitutional authority," said Senate Education Chairman John Courson, R-Columbia, said of last fall's ruling. "There is a tremendous amount of confusion on the order. It absolutely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-26/south-carolina-supreme