Politics

SC Roads Debate Set to Begin

The battle over roads is heating up in the SC Senate. Lawmakers are expected to begin debate Wednesday.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The battle over roads is heating up in the SC Senate. Lawmakers are expected to begin debate Wednesday. Among the proposals to fix state roads is raising the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon over three years. Senators may have a long way to go this week to find more money for roads. They spent…

WATCH: Rubio Brings S.C. Lawmakers on Campaign Trail to Garner Votes

GILBERT, S.C. (WOLO) – After making a come-back on the debate stage, Marco Rubio is criss-crossing South Carolina highways this week, reaching out for the votes of Christian Conservatives. The candidate was in Gilbert Monday night at Harmon’s Tree Farm. Hundreds came out to see the candidate speak. Rubio was flanked by two major South Carolina supporters, Representative Trey Gowdy,…

The Best Lines of the Republican Debate

(ABC News) — The Republican debate debate kicked off in Greenville, South Carolina. In the debate hosted by CBS and the Wall Street Journal the GOP hopefuls opened the night honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Here are the best lines of the fiery debate: ON NOMINATING JUSTICE SCALIA’S REPLACEMENT DONALD TRUMP: “If I were president now I…

Faith and Family Forum Featuring Presidential Candidates set Friday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The road to the White House is heading right through South Carolina. A number of GOP Presidential Candidates will be in Greenville Friday for the Faith & Family Presidential Forum. The forum is hosted by the Palmetto Family Alliance and Conservative Leadership Project. Candidates who are attending: Governor Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz and…

Ethics: Former House Speaker Harrell Must Pay $113K

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A legislative panel has ordered former South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell to pay nearly $113,500 within six months. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the House Ethics Committee also fined Harrell $1,000 and publicly reprimanded the once powerful politician. The vote reasserts the panel’s position last fall, when it decided Harrell improperly used campaign donations in…

Republican Presidential Debate: 5 Things to Watch

(ABC News) — We’re just hours away from the final Republican presidential debate before next Monday’s Iowa caucuses. But there’s one major difference: Donald Trump won’t be on the stage. The Republican front-runner is waging war with Fox News and decided this week to boycott tonight’s debate. Seven other candidates will take to the main stage in Des Moines, Iowa,…