Latest South Carolina State General Assembly News

Biden wins early state endorsements, including black leaders

Jun. 25, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign announced a new round of endorsements on Tuesday as the former vice president tries to bolster his status as the Democrats' presidential front-runner. He heralded support from four South Carolina state legislators, including two African Americans,...

Biden's South Carolina trip to test whether stumbles matter

Jun. 21, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

Joe Biden has sat atop the crowded Democratic presidential field from virtually the moment he joined the race, leading the polls, raking in money and campaigning with the air of an inevitable nominee. But his recent fumbles on abortion and race are a reminder that early front-runners often face the most intense...

South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

May. 20, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is getting ready to offer the Carolina Panthers around $120 million in tax breaks to move practice fields and the team's headquarters to the state from North Carolina. Both the South Carolina House and Senate approved the final version of the tax break bill Monday after...

Carolina Panthers offered $120M to move practice field to SC

May. 9, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina appears ready to offer $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina, after the state Senate overrode objections that a billionaire NFL owner didn't need public help. The Senate voted 27-15...

Panthers owner needs tax breaks for SC practice fields move

May. 8, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With a proposal that would offer tax breaks to entice the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields to South Carolina going down to the wire, owner David Tepper said he is fine with leaving them in North Carolina if he can't get any public help. Tepper said his idea to build a...

Vote delayed on SC Carolina Panthers HQ, practice fields bid

May. 7, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators decided not to hold a key vote Tuesday on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of North Carolina, as it became increasingly unclear if the bill could pass. The key component of the proposal would...

Biden: Trump, Republicans allowing Jim Crow to return

May. 4, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden charged Saturday that Jim Crow is "sneaking back in" as he emphasized voting rights at his first presidential campaign stop in South Carolina, where black voters play a key role in the South's first presidential primary. In criticizing Republican...

Biden to test appeal among black voters in South Carolina

May. 3, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden will have his first chance this weekend to demonstrate whether he can attract the type of diverse coalition that twice sent Barack Obama to the White House. The former vice president has opened his presidential campaign with explicit appeals to white, working class voters...

SC lawmakers consider new ride-share safety measure

Apr. 30, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are considering another proposal to improve ride-sharing safety. A bill that would create a new misdemeanor crime of impersonating a ride-share driver was approved Tuesday by a House subcommittee. Anyone convicted would face up to a year in jail and a $1,000...