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DeSantis eyes 2024 from afar as GOP rivals move toward runs

Feb. 03, 2023 10:48 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be months away from publicly declaring his presidential intentions, but his potential rivals aren't holding back. No fewer than a half dozen Republicans eyeing the White House have begun actively courting top political...

S. Carolina bill shielding death penalty drugmakers advances

Feb. 02, 2023 16:20 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans' quest to resume executions in South Carolina overcame another hurdle Thursday. The state Senate Corrections and Penology Committee approved a bill that would shield the identities of the companies that dispense the drug cocktail used to execute...

Attorney general asks court to reconsider abortion ruling

Jan. 30, 2023 15:32 PM EST

OLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's attorney general on Monday asked the state's high court to reconsider its ruling striking down the state’s six-week abortion ban. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a rehearing request with the South Carolina Supreme Court....

SC abortion ban gets hearing for first time this session

Jan. 26, 2023 14:34 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Supreme Court decision five days before the General Assembly returned for 2023 raised the possibility that abortion bans could once more dominate legislative debate in the state. That likelihood increased on Thursday when a House subcommittee...

SC governor renews push for abortion ban in State of State

Jan. 25, 2023 20:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster vowed Wednesday to press forward with efforts to further restrict abortion in the state. The Republican governor announced he would file a petition next week for a rehearing in his State of the State speech delivered less...

Democratic response to SC State of the State address

Jan. 25, 2023 20:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here is the text as prepared of South Carolina Sen. Ronnie Sabb of Greeleyville giving the Democratic response to Gov. Henry McMaster’s State of the State address Wednesday: Good evening. I’m Senator Ronnie Sabb from Greeleyville, South Carolina, where I...

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster’s State of the State speech

Jan. 25, 2023 19:29 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians. We are here tonight to address challenges and...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 19, 2023 18:24 PM EST

Post and Courier. January 18, 2023. Editorial: McMaster inaugural set right tone for SC prosperity; follow through will be key You could argue that the positions Gov. Henry McMaster advocates don’t always match his vision for South Carolina. And you could argue that...

South Carolina Supreme Court set for all-male bench

Jan. 18, 2023 15:55 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No woman is expected to serve on the South Carolina Supreme Court for the first time in 35 years. Lawmakers appear poised to replace Justice Kaye Hearn with Judge Gary Hill after the two other candidates under consideration — both women — dropped out. Five...

Trump to be joined by Graham, McMaster at January SC event

Jan. 17, 2023 16:42 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will be joined by two high-profile South Carolina supporters — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Henry McMaster — at his first public 2024 presidential campaign event in the early voting state later this month. Trump will be...