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NRA board member blames Charleston pastor's concealed weapons opposition for church shooting

...when people realize there is no such thing as a gun-free zone?"Larry Martin, the Republican chairman of the South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee, called Cotton's comments "outrageous." He said South Carolina's concealed carry law...
Pastor killed in Charleston church shooting also a veteran state legislator, lauded for gentleness, leadership

COLUMBIA - When Clementa Pinckney stepped to the well of the South Carolina Senate chamber in April, fellow legislators expected him to lobby for funding of police body cameras. But Pinckney, speaking in the...
SC Senate rejects last-ditch effort to force roads debate

COLUMBIA - The legislative session will end without a long-term plan to fix South Carolina's deteriorating roads, despite the House's last-ditch effort to pressure the Senate into passing one.
Senate Republicans meet in secret after Davis' filibuster against gas tax increase continues

COLUMBIA - After another frustrating day of not getting anywhere, Republicans in the South Carolina Senate called a closed-door meeting to see if they can reach an agreement on how to spend extra money coming into the state budget and...
Senate kills $237 million bill to borrow

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Senate killed a $237 million borrowing package Tuesday on a technicality, but efforts to borrow for college construction and workforce...
South Carolina Senate makes little progress on 3rd day of budget talks

COLUMBIA - With debate stuck on the best way to spend an expected revenue increase, senators have made little progress on South Carolina's $7 billion spending plan.
SC Senate passes bill on officer body cameras

The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that aims to eventually equip law enforcement officers across South Carolina with body cameras but restricts the public release of the videos.
South Carolina Senate panel's debate on roads could predict floor fight

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Senate committee replaced a bill to get more money for South Carolina roads with its own version Tuesday, but not before a surprising and testy debate that could foreshadow the floor fight to come.
South Carolina Senate leader revives proposal of borrowing for construction projects statewide

COLUMBIA - The leader of the South Carolina Senate is reviving a proposal to borrow money for construction projects statewide, despite another veto threat from Gov. Nikki Haley...
Road-funding bill suffers defeat in SC Senate

COLUMBIA - The South Ca­rolina Senate refused Thurs­day to give priority status to a bill funding road and bridge construction.