Latest South Carolina state government 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...

Labor Party argues whether to put candidates on SC ballot

Aug. 05, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina election officials are putting the names of Labor Party candidates for governor and U.S. House on November's ballots despite a request from one of the party's leaders to keep them off. One co-chair of the Labor Party sent a letter to the South...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Aug. 05, 2022 02:39 AM EDT

The Index-Journal. August 1, 2022. Editorial: Juvenile justice reform takes more than new appointee At the risk of sounding anti-jail and anti-prison, having already weighed in on a “lock ’em up” approach that’s all too often taken to resolving crime, we say...

Newspaper: Families of Haley, Clyburn got casino shares

Aug. 02, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The husband of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and brother of U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn were given shares of a company that leased slot machines to a North Carolina tribal casino that needed political help to open last year, The Wall Street Journal reported. Clyburn's brother and...

Pompeo to headline fundraiser in early-voting South Carolina

Aug. 02, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to headline a major gathering of Republicans in South Carolina this month as he considers a 2024 White House bid that could pit him against his onetime boss, former President Donald Trump. Pompeo will speak Aug. 22...

Man leaves S Carolina death row as firing squad trial starts

Aug. 01, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina inmate who killed four people in two states is off death row after a federal appeals court ruled the judge who sentenced him to die nearly two decades ago did not consider his abusive childhood or mental illness. The ruling last week means the...

Cunningham picks former fighter pilot as SC gov running mate

Aug. 01, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Cunningham has chosen Tally Parham Casey, a civil litigator who flew fighter jets during three combat tours over Iraq, to be his running mate in his quest to become South Carolina's first Democratic governor in 20 years. “She’s one of the most...

McMaster, Evette are SC's 1st gov ticket to file for reelect

Jul. 27, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette made history on Wednesday as the first gubernatorial ticket to file for reelection in South Carolina. “We've had great success in the last four years,” McMaster told reporters after Evette signed her campaign...

South Carolina's 6-week abortion ban can continue for now

Jul. 26, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina can continue enforcing its six-week abortion ban after a judge on Tuesday denied a request to temporarily block it amid a legal battle that is now headed to the state Supreme Court. Since the U.S. Supreme Court ended the federal right to the...

South Carolina man among 2 Americans killed in Ukraine

Jul. 25, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

A South Carolina man serving as a medic in the Ukrainian military was identified by his commanding officer over the weekend as one of two Americans killed in action last week. Luke “Skywalker” Lucyszyn, a 31-year-old Myrtle Beach resident, died on July 18 in the Donbas region of...