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11:57 am on Wednesday November 12, 2014

S.C.'s Gay marriage ban overuled by federal judge

U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel said South Carolina's Constitutional ban on same-sex marriages could not continue. But the ruling is stayed until November 20, giving a chance for appeals to be heard by the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme...
6:52 am on Thursday June 5, 2014

Texting while driving ban heads to Haley to become law

South Carolina's General Assembly has passed a ban on texting while driving, now it only needs Gov. Nikki Haley's signature.
9:49 am on Tuesday June 3, 2014

'Stone bill' craft beer rule is now law in S.C.

Craft beer options brewed in the Palmetto State should soon blossom further: the "Stone bill" has been signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley and will allow craft breweries to brew more beer and serve food. 
5:18 pm on Wednesday May 28, 2014

Brewing bill compromise reached, makes way for Stone Brewing Co. to locate in SC

S.C. Sen. Luke Rankin said late Tuesday afternoon that Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt told him that Stone Brewing Co. would move to South Carolina if the legislature passes a bill to accommodate its operation. But Stone Brewing Co. spokeswoman...
8:34 am on Friday May 16, 2014

Bill limiting public’s ability to sue polluters moves forward in S.C. Senate

via The Sun News: "The bill would eliminate the ability of private citizens to file lawsuits under the state’s Pollution Control Act for any pollution discovered after June 6, 2012. The bill is intended to clarify language included in a 2012...
8:02 am on Wednesday May 14, 2014

Texting While Driving Bill Strengthened, May Apply to All Drivers

A stronger texting while driving ban is now going to full House floor. A committee made some changes to the senate proposed bill that would not only ban texting and driving for beginner’s or restricted licenses, but also for all drivers.  The bill,...
5:15 pm on Wednesday May 7, 2014

Bill could make big changes to Common Core standards in SC

"The standards in math and English are already being implemented in South Carolina. The state was already planning to review the standards in two years, but the Senate bill would move up that review to next year."
8:25 am on Wednesday April 16, 2014

Large craft breweries could soon come to S.C. thanks to proposed legislation

If passed, "The Stone Bill" could draw in the likes of Stone Brewing or Deschutes Brewery to South Carolina by allowing brewpubs to produce and sell up to 500,000 barrels a year. Myrtle Beach is pushing this bill hard due to Stone Brewing Co seeking...
8:26 am on Thursday April 10, 2014

South Carolina moves forward with statewide texting while driving ban

via WBTW The Senate voted 38-2 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would levy fines starting at $75 on drivers who text while driving and would also penalize them with points on their licenses. It also would ban drivers with a beginner's permit or...
1:54 pm on Wednesday April 2, 2014

Very limited medical marijuana exception passes S.C. House

Far from a medical marijuana bill, H. 4803 passed 90-24 will allow cannabidiol oil (CBD) for patients in need.