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SC House panel OKs cutting sales tax exemptions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina House panel has approved a bill eliminating most of the state's sales tax exemptions, but not before adding back a few on its list to keep.

SC legislators to propose education funding reform

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bi-partisan group of South Carolina legislators wants to create a uniform education funding system that boosts funding for most students while cutting property taxes for businesses and rental owners.

SC Gov. Haley stumps for Romney in Pa.

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is making the case for Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania, telling a gathering of conservatives that Romney has her support because he's a Washington, D.C., outsider and has been tested in the private sector.

SC Senate To Elect New Leader

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina senators will choose a new leader this week after Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell is sworn in as the next lieutenant governor.

SC Gov Haley bashing House budget-writers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is lambasting the House budget-writing committee for not including $140 million worth of tax cuts in their spending plan for the coming year.

SC county GOP wants hopefuls to sign purity pledge

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A county Republican group in South Carolina wants its candidates to promise to not cheat on their spouses and not watch pornography. But the state GOP says it would be illegal to keep candidates off the ballot only because they refuse to sign the pledge.

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