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SC Republicans are set to further restrict abortion post Roe

Jun. 24, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, lawmakers are poised to further restrict abortion rights in Republican-controlled South Carolina — which is not one of the 13 states with “trigger laws” banning abortion. Shortly after the ruling, Republican...

SC Democrat seeks age limit for 'geriatric' politicians

Jun. 22, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Cunningham is proposing an age limit for South Carolina politicians — a cap that would cut off the 75-year-old incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster — and making a veiled argument that even fellow Democrats like President Joe Biden are...

SC medical ethics law prompts concerns re: LGBTQ healthcare

Jun. 21, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

A new South Carolina law that allows physicians, medical students and nurses to refrain from doing procedures that violate their conscience has prompted concern that the measure will restrict healthcare options for the state's LGBTQ population. Signed into law by Republican Gov....

Turnout down for South Carolina's 2022 primaries

Jun. 19, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — About the same number of people voted in this year's South Carolina Republican primary as voted in the last midterm primary in 2018. But Democrats had about 60,000 fewer voters in their primary this year, according to state Election Commission data. Final...

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...

Lawmakers pass $13.8B SC budget with large tax rebates, cuts

Jun. 15, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A $13.8 billion budget that sends hundreds of dollars of rebates to many South Carolina taxpayers and also cuts cuts their income tax rates is on its way to Gov Henry McMaster's desk. The House and Senate each passed a compromise spending plan Wednesday that...

McMaster, Cunningham win primaries; to face off in November

Jun. 15, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November showdown with Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who easily defeated his opponent in the primary. Cunningham has touted the fact that he is the only Democrat...

Henry McMaster wins Republican nomination for governor in South Carolina primary election.

Jun. 14, 2022 19:46 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Henry McMaster wins Republican nomination for governor in South Carolina primary election.

91,000 South Carolina ballots already cast in early voting

Jun. 12, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 91,000 votes have already been cast in South Carolina for Tuesday's primaries. Nearly 80,000 of those votes were cast during the state's new early voting period, according to data from the South Carolina Election Commission that doesn't include...

VP Harris says 'thank you' to SC Democrats at fundraiser

Jun. 10, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In her political return to a state where she campaigned heavily ahead of the 2020 election, Vice President Kamala Harris told a gathering of South Carolina Democrats how appreciative the White House is for the key support that ultimately led to the Biden administration. ...