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Push penny sales tax

...five years ago! This should have been put forward a long time ago, but ? wait for it ? this conservative South Carolina legislature made some very stupid rule that makes putting forward a penny sales tax illegal for half of the counties in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-13/push-penny-sales-tax
Ethics measures advance in SC Legislature

Bills aimed at limiting and clarifying how South Carolina's officeholders can spend campaign donations advanced Thursday in the House, as the Senate approved an ethics bill requiring candidates and incumbents to disclose where they get their money.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-27/ethics-measures-advance-sc-le
Restructuring bill headed to Haley's desk

COLUMBIA - After a decade of debate, the South Carolina Legislature approved a bill overhauling state government, giving a victory to both Gov. Nikki Haley and her Democratic opponent.Legislators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-21/restructuring-bill-headed-haleys-de
SC Legislature approves guns in restaurants bill

COLUMBIA - People with concealed-weapon permits are a signature away from being able to bring their guns into restaurants and bars in South Carolina, if the businesses themselves don't prohibit it.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-23/sc-legislature-approves-guns-
Biden to visit Savannah, Charleston ports

...after Savannah pulled ahead of Charleston to become the nation's fourth busiest container port in 2006. The South Carolina Legislature voted last year to undo a permit granted by their state regulators to allow Georgia to deepen the Savannah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-15/biden-visit-savannah-charlest
Now it's the lawmakers' turn

...before having an appeals court consider his stand-your-ground claim. That's a dreadful shame ? and the South Carolina legislature should fix that, first thing next January.It's interesting, though: Lawmakers in nearly half the 50 states...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-09-03/now-its-lawmakers-tur
Rants & Raves

...was the outrage in the good black community? WHEN WILL PEOPLE wake up and realize what is going on in the South Carolina Legislature? They are now allowing deer baiting. This is not hunting; it is killing. This is not fair.IN THE GOOD...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-13/rants-raves
S.C. Legislature passes budget compromise

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Legislature passed a $6.7 billion spending plan for state taxes Wednesday that supporters praised as fixing roads and bridges statewide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-19/sc-legislature-passes-budget-
Regular session ends with budget, pension not done

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Legislature's regular session ended Thursday with the budget, pension reform and government restructuring still in limbo.Bills not sent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-06-07/regular-session-ends-budget-p
Taking their time, your money

...flurry of greetings and goodbyes to state retirees.Indeed, as the Associated Press noted Thursday, "The South Carolina Legislature's regular session ended Thursday with the budget, pension reform and government restructuring still in limbo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2012-06-09/taking-their-time-you