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SC governor suggests patience on Trump's tariff proposals

Aug. 16, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As the national debate over potential implications of the Trump administration's tariff plans continues, one of the president's earliest allies stressed this week that he's made the administration aware of South Carolina's concerns but still thinks a wait-and-see approach is the best...

SC's first joint GOP gubernatorial ticket lays out vision

Aug. 15, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — He's been in and around South Carolina's government for decades, but Gov. Henry McMaster says that it's the fresh perspective of his running mate, political newcomer Pamela Evette, that gives their ticket the unique ability to tackle the state's challenges. Together, they promise a...

South Carolina governor hopeful bashes tariffs, Trump

Aug. 8, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Democratic candidate for governor said the Republican incumbent's relationship with President Donald Trump may have helped him win his primary, but will hurt the state in the long run because of crippling tariffs. State Rep. James Smith stood Wednesday in the parking...

TV maker laying off most workers, blaming Trump tariffs

Aug. 8, 2018 1:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariffs against China are causing a South Carolina television maker to lay off nearly all of its employees because of the sudden increase in the price of components for its products. Element TV Company will let 126 workers go, most of them on Oct. 5, leaving...

S Carolina Senate sues governor over Santee Cooper chairman

Aug. 7, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate is suing the governor over who runs the state-owned utility. The Senate is trying to stop former state Attorney General Charles Condon from taking over as Santee Cooper board chairman because it didn't vote on the appointment during this year's session. Gov....

Trump's tariffs on China lead to 126 jobs lost at TV plant

Aug. 7, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariffs against China are causing a South Carolina television maker to lay off nearly all of its employees because of the sudden increase in the price of components for its products. Element TV Company will let 126 workers go, most of them on Oct. 5, leaving...

Governor removes mayor for domestic violence guilty plea

Aug. 4, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor has signed an executive order removing a mayor who pleaded guilty to domestic violence. The executive order filed Friday removes John Kay Hansen as mayor of Ware Shoals, a town of about 2,100 people approximately 90 miles northwest of Columbia. Gov. Henry...

Planned Parenthood sues over Medicaid abortion order

Jul. 28, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Planned Parenthood says it is suing to try to get a judge to overturn South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's order that it couldn't provide services under the state Medicaid health plan. Planned Parenthood says that decision means thousands of poor women on Medicaid won't be able to get...

1 year after nuclear plants abandoned, fallout continues

Jul. 28, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the 12 muddled months since the abandonment of two South Carolina nuclear reactors that never produced a watt of power, only one thing seems certain: it will take a lot of litigation to untangle the mess. Courtrooms are where much of the saga some call South Carolina's nuclear...

GOP challenger Warren backs Gov. McMaster's re-election bid

Jul. 27, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man who finished second to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in the Republican primary says the governor has his full backing. Businessman John Warren posted on Twitter Friday that he met with McMaster this week and offered his support. Warren says while he and McMaster had...