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SC Senate passes tougher domestic violence penalties

COLUMBIA - In a state where gun rights tend to be fiercely guarded, the South Carolina Senate on Wednes day agreed to take firearms away from many people convicted of criminal domestic violence.The gun ban would require...
2014 Election Night Updates

...Carolina governor's race for Nikki Haley. Similarly, the Associated Press has already called the races for South Carolina Senate seats for republicans Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham.Scott's election to the US Senate seat is notable because...
Democrat Yancey McGill is SC's new lieutenant governor

...improve decorum."I will treat all of you with respect and fairness. To me, that's the thing that makes the South Carolina Senate what it is," he said after being sworn in.McGill volunteered to become temporary lieutenant governor after...
South Carolina Senate postpones vote on ethics compromise

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Time ran out in the final day of regular session at South Carolina's General Assembly before the Senate could vote to update the state's 1991 Ethics Act.
Senate seeks DSS reports in child protection bill

OLUMBIA - The South Carolina Senate approved a bill Thursday to protect children from parents who abuse drugs and debated whether to formally disapprove of the Department...
SC elections bill awaits vote in Senate

A proposal sent Friday to the South Carolina Senate would create a statewide model for county election boards and give the State Election Commission oversight over them.
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Senate vote keeps pre-K off surplus list COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Senate has tentatively approved a budget plan that makes 4-year-old kindergarten available to thousands of additional poor children...
SC Senate approves replacing Common Core in 1 year

COLUMBIA - The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that replaces Common Core education standards with those developed in South Carolina by the 2015-16 school year.
SC Senate passes bill allowing legal bridge games

COLUMBIA - A government watchdog group has filed a legal challenge to the constitutionality of the elections process in South Carolina, a move one top lawmaker says could complicate this year's races if the issue isn't decided quickly.
South Carolina Senate passes bill allowing legal bridge games

COLUMBIA - A bill that would allow retirees to legally play bridge passed the South Carolina Senate unanimously Tuesday, two weeks after a senator threatened to challenge South Carolina's centuries-old antigambling laws in...