Latest South Carolina State General Assembly News

New speaker will lead vastly different South Carolina House

Dec. 06, 2022 14:14 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Members of thee South Carolina House were sworn into office Tuesday with a new speaker serving his first full term and nearly a quarter of the representatives newly elected. Speaker Murrell Smith was unanimously elected along with the other chamber leaders...

South Carolina gives GOP a ruby-red bright spot in midterms

Nov. 12, 2022 07:07 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The crowd at South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s election night party chanted along with the Republican incumbent as he closed his victory speech with a Tim McGraw lyric: “I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.” It was a fitting tune for the...

Mace, Trump-backed Fry assure GOP's 6 US House seats in SC

Nov. 09, 2022 00:38 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina won reelection Tuesday, beating Democrat Annie Andrews to keep her 1st District seat in GOP hands as the major parties battled for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mace's victory came in a midterm...

Tim Scott heading back to US Senate as bigger ambitions loom

Nov. 09, 2022 00:11 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott won reelection Tuesday to what he has said is a final six-year term from South Carolina, but the only Black Republican in the Senate may have bigger future political ambitions. Scott beat Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews for a second...

Republican Nancy Mace wins reelection to U.S. House in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 23:08 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Nancy Mace wins reelection to U.S. House in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.

Republican Russell Fry wins election to U.S. House in South Carolina's 7th Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 21:54 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Russell Fry wins election to U.S. House in South Carolina's 7th Congressional District.

Democrat James Clyburn wins reelection to U.S. House in South Carolina's 6th Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 21:10 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat James Clyburn wins reelection to U.S. House in South Carolina's 6th Congressional District.

Republican Joe Wilson wins reelection to U.S. House in South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 21:09 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Joe Wilson wins reelection to U.S. House in South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.

Republican Ralph Norman wins reelection to U.S. House in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 20:53 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Ralph Norman wins reelection to U.S. House in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District.

S. Carolina legislature's final effort to tweak abortion law

Nov. 08, 2022 01:16 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a dozen meetings and sessions over the summer and fall, South Carolina lawmakers are almost out of time to do something to change the state's abortion laws during a special session prompted by the overturning of Roe v. Wade. A conference committee of...