Latest South Carolina State General Assembly News

Some South Carolina Republicans pause at abortion ban brink

Aug. 06, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the past three decades, South Carolina lawmakers have chipped away at abortion access, requiring ultrasounds, parental consent and 24-hour waiting periods, and banning the procedure early in the pregnancy: first after 20 weeks, then after six. But now that...

S. Carolina conservatives suggest almost total abortion ban

Jul. 19, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A House committee reviewing South Carolina's abortion law suggested Tuesday the state ban almost all abortions other than when the life of the mother is at risk. The state currently has a ban at roughly six weeks that includes exceptions for rape and incest....

SC House agrees to knock $25M computer out of $14B budget

Jun. 28, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly overturned many of Gov. Henry McMasters budget vetoes Tuesday, but they did agree with the biggest one, taking $25 million out of the $13.8 billion spending plan to try to help bring a super computer to Columbia. The money...

SC lawmakers to consider $53M in vetoed local projects

Jun. 26, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly is returning to Columbia on Tuesday to consider nearly $53 million in local projects that Gov. Henry McMaster wants out of the $13.8 billion state budget. All the money went toward items put in by lawmakers for local...

SC Senate calls for amendments to restrain federal spending

Jun. 16, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

The South Carolina Senate approved a proposal on Wednesday calling for the convention of states to pass constitutional amendments that restrain the federal government's power — but the state House failed to act on the bill before the session ended. Gov. Henry McMaster in April...

At least 4 Republican SC House members lose primaries

Jun. 15, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At least four Republican South Carolina House members lost their reelection bids in Tuesday's primaries with a few other facing runoffs or margins so slim they will need recounts. House Education and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Rita Allison lost her race...

William Timmons wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in South Carolina's 4th Congressional District.

Jun. 15, 2022 00:12 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Timmons wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in South Carolina's 4th Congressional District.

Nancy Mace wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.

Jun. 14, 2022 23:15 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Mace wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.

Evangeline Hundley wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District.

Jun. 14, 2022 23:08 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evangeline Hundley wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District.

Russell Fry wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in South Carolina's 7th Congressional District, beating incumbent Tom Rice.

Jun. 14, 2022 23:02 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Fry wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in South Carolina's 7th Congressional District, beating incumbent Tom Rice.