State House

SC Road Funding Bill Introduced

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s House leaders say their latest road-funding plan would eventually add more than $600 million yearly into roadwork. The proposal introduced Wednesday would raise the gas tax by 10 cents, to 26 cents per gallon, over five years. It would also increase the sales tax cap on vehicles, impose fees on hybrid and electric vehicles,…

Legislative Session Starts Tuesday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The 2017 Legislative session starts Tuesday at the South Carolina State House. Lawmakers return with a number of items on the proposed legislation list, including road repair funding and the state budget. Also Tuesday at the State House, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers is expected to propose a bill aimed at allowing patients suffering from debilitating medical…

Governor’s Carolighting Set for December 1

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The state Christmas tree will light up for the holidays as Governor Nikki Haley hosts the 50th Annual Governor’s Carolighting. It will be held on the north steps of the South Carolina Statehouse, on Thursday, December 1. Events will kick off at 6pm and the program will start at 7pm. It is open to the public.  …

Watch: CCU Flag Atop SC State House Dome

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina’s Governor is celebrating the Coastal Carolina University National Championship win, by placing the CCU Flag atop the State House Dome. Thursday Governor Nikki Haley was on hand to cheer and honor the CCU National Championship win, Haley says South Carolina is so proud. Coastal Carolina took home the 2016 baseball national championship Thursday afternoon, after…

Watch: Stop the Violence Rally Saturday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Midlands is taking part in observances to honor the one year anniversary of the Charleston Church shooting. Friday at 8:45pm Hand Middle School will hold a moment of silence and poetry reading. Saturday a “Stop the Violence rally” will be held at the State House. The rally kicks off at 10am Saturday. Here’s Crysty Vaughan with…

Watch: Body Cams Presenting a Pricey Problem

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — Walter Scott’s family has called for body cameras on all law enforcement, after a camera captured the 50 year old’s fatal shooting by a North Charleston police officer. Scott’s brother Anthony says,”I think it’s very imperative that across America body cameras are implemented for police officers.” That call was answered by the South Carolina General Assembly…

SC Senate overrides Governor’s Farm Bill Veto

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina farmers will get $40 million in state aid to help them pay for crops ruined by last year’s massive flood. The Senate voted 39-3 on Wednesday to override Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of the farm aid bill. The House voted 112-2 a day before. The votes are a sharp rebuke of a rare second-term…

Lawmakers could tackle background checks for guns during summer session

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) (WOLO)–A move out of the State House to discuss background checks for gun sales could come this Summer. The Senate’s judiciary chairman is pledging to hold a hearing this summer on legislation extending the allowed time for background checks on gun sales. Senator Larry Martin’s promise to hold the hearing this summer, followed a rally outside the…

Watch: Budget Deliberations Begin

Columbia,S.C (WOLO) — The session is getting ready to begin over at the state house and a top priority to be discussed – the budget. Click here to find out more about the issues of concern. Stay with ABC Coilumbia news for the latest developments.   Categories: News, Politics Tags: Budget, State House