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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.
DOT reform stalls in Senate; threatens road money proposal

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A plan to change how the state Department of Transportation operates is stalled in the South Carolina Senate and could derail the entire proposal to get more money to roads and bridges.Gov. Nikki Haley has vowed to veto...
South Carolina Senate panel approves bill to drop wait for out-of-state veterans to get in-state tuition

COLUMBIA - Out-of-state military veterans could come to South Carolina and immediately pay instate tuition at its colleges and universities, under legislation endorsed Thursday by a state Senate panel.
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...