COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Taxpayers would at least partly fund South Carolina's first-in-the-South presidential primaries under a bill backed by both major parties. The bill which lawmakers advanced Monday to the full House Judiciary Committee clarifies that the State Election Commission is responsible for conducting the contests.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina House is opening up a debate this week on a $7 billion spending plan for state taxes. The total state budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 would be $24 billion, up from $22.5 billion this year.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Columbia city councilman is resurrecting a proposal that Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott run the city's police department. Councilman Cameron Runyan says Lott runs one of the best law enforcement agencies in the state and could help the scandal-ridden department in South Carolina's largest city.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is scheduled to spend some time in Greenwood to meet with constituents. On Tuesday afternoon, Haley is slated to hold one-on-one meetings at the Greenwood County Council Office.
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