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

...as Senate president pro tem. Peeler said his Republican colleague is capable of leading the Senate and being Senate Finance chairman, but not of occupying both roles simultaneously.The pro tem's job is to "help guide the Senate and make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-16/senate-majority-leader-asks-scs-mos
South Carolina State to receive $12M from reserve fund; Haley refuses to participate in vote

...vote would "stick your fingers in the General Assembly's eyes," said Leatherman, R-Florence, who is also Senate Finance chairman.Under the plan adopted last week, installments would be made after a group to be appointed by the college presidents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-08/south-carolina-state-receive-
Democrat Yancey McGill is SC's new lieutenant governor

...McConnell under the constitutional line of succession. McGill's two swearing-in ceremonies were minutes apart.Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, was then elected the Senate's next president pro tem, though not without protest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-18/democrat-yancey-mcgill-scs-ne
Legislature will try to pass budget in last week

...and Means Chairman Brian White, R-Anderson, said Thursday.He hopes to bring a compromise between him and Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman to the House floor Tuesday for a vote. That way, the Senate could then agree to the House amendment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-01/legislature-will-try-pass-bud
McGill says willing to be lieutenant governor, but South Carolina Senate postpones vote

...the temporary job. A Democrat has not held the seat since January 1995.Meanwhile, it appeared Tuesday that Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman of Florence had secured the necessary support the Senate's next president pro tem.McGill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-17/mcgill-says-hes-willing-be-li
People deserve to see full hacking report, South Carolina official says

...agreed not to disclose anything, according to Haley's office. The five-member board chaired by Haley includes Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence.He opposed the report's release."If there's people identified in that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-08/people-deserve-see-full-hacki
Across South Carolina

...Medicaid rules that could have blown a $125.3 million hole in the state's budget and closed nursing homes, Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman said Thursday. Mr. Leatherman, Gov. Mark Sanford, House Speaker David Wilkins and other legislators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/05/met_407808.shtml
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House OKs tax increase on cigarettes

...Leader Harry Ott exclaimed after the House returned the bill to the Senate nearly intact. "We are very happy!" Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman said the Senate would agree to the House change, which sets it up to go to the governor. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/22/met_341871.shtml
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SC lawmakers try to prevent new security breach

...the system and make it up to the 6.4 million people and businesses exposed is what the state needs to pay, Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, said Tuesday."When the government requires citizens to give their information...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-23/sc-lawmakers-try-prevent-new-
Sanford plans to demand legislators return

...after day, week after week, while we're trying to get a consensus and get together a revised budget," said Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence. A special session called by the governor would cost taxpayers tens of thousands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/01/met_477843.shtml
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