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SC Democrats vow to renew push for Medicaid expansion

...have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, and federal aid will begin to scale back in two years.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, said South Carolina can't continue to turn its nose to the potential tens of thousands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-25/sc-democrats-vow-renew-push-m
South Carolina legislator: Take down Confederate flag, 'a symbol of pride in one's hatred'

...Todd Ruth erford, a Columbia Democrat, said he would pre-file a bill in December to remove the flag. The House minority leader said he hopes that in light of a photograph of the Charleston church attack suspect posing with his car that has a Confederate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-21/south-carolina-legislator-take-down
South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag

...S. House voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the Deep South.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford said Democrats were united behind the Senate bill, which would send the flag to the state's Confederate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-09/south-carolina-house-approves-bill-
SC Senate gives final vote to remove Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds

...Democrats will have to support any bill to take down the flag to reach the two-thirds threshold required by law, Minority Leader Todd Rutherford said."It will become the new symbol," Rutherford said of any flag that goes up beside the monument...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-07/sc-senate-gives-final-vote-remove-c
SC Senate votes to take down Confederate flag

...including Speaker Jay Lucas.Some Republicans want to keep the flagpole and put a different flag on it. House Minority Leader Todd Ru ther ford vowed that no Demo crat would vote for a bill that leaves the flagpole up.The bill is expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-06/sc-senate-votes-take-dow
Charleston suspect attended church service

...explained," Riley said. "We are going to put our arms around that church and that church family." State House Minority leader Todd Rutherford told The Associated Press that the church's pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-18/charleston-suspect-attended-
South Carolina's 'disappointing' legislative session ends without a state budget

...potholes, the backups, the deplorable condition of the interstates, and that issue is not resolved," said Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-West Columbia.State law required the regular session to end at 5 p.m. Thursday.Lawmakers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-04/south-carolinas-disappoi
Book notes

...would write about some of his political rivals, from President Obama to his Democratic counterpart in the Senate, Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, McConnell said the book would be a "candid assessment of the people I've worked with and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-05-30/former-usc-aiken-profess
Increased domestic violence penalties headed to Haley's desk

...ban for the worst abusers and has an automatic three- or 10-year ban in other cases.But the deal stripped out Minority Leader Todd Rutherford's amendment that would put what he called "risk assessors" in every jail in the state to talk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-28/increased-domestic-viole
SC Senate rejects last-ditch effort to force roads debate

...massively cut state income taxes and give the governor's office full control of the Department of Transportation.House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford said that's why the Legislature hasn't been able to pass a road-funding bill."She set the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-17/sc-senate-rejects-last-d