South Carolina Senate

Watch: Senate Continues Debate on Refugees Bill

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — On Thursday, the South Carolina senate continued debate on a bill that would affect refugees placed in South Carolina through the federal government’s resettlement program. The bill mandates all refugees placed in the Palmetto State register with the Department of Social Services. It also creates a civil liability if a refugee would commit an act…

Watch: Senate Debates Refugees Bill

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — The South Carolina senate is debating a bill that would create a stricter vetting process for refugees who come to South Carolina through the federal government’s resettlement program. Senator Kevin Bryant says the bill will require refugees placed in the palmetto state to register with the Department of Social Services who will then coordinate with…

Watch: Senate Passes Roads Bill

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — On Thursday, the Senate passed a bill to fix South Carolina’s roads and bridges. The vote came after several days of debate. “What we saw with the Republican Senators and the Governor was scraping what was a real plan and replacing it with the ‘patch act,’ the fake act, really a fraud to the people…

Another Week Ends with No Votes on Road Funding in SC Senate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Another week has ended in the South Carolina Senate without any votes on getting more money to state roads. Sen. Lee Bright continued a filibuster Thursday that began last week and the Senate adjourned for the week with him on the floor. Bright says he has a half-dozen senators willing to help him keep the bill from…

SC Senate panel OKs bill on experimental drugs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A South Carolina Senate subcommittee has given unanimous approval to a measure aimed at offering terminally ill patients an opportunity to use experimental drugs or devices that haven’t received final federal approval. The Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee Wednesday approved a bill proposed by Republican Sen. Paul Campbell of Goose Creek. Campbell said he wants to give…