SC women’s rights org backs bills for equal pay, bathroom breaks for pregnant women

WREN’s mission is to advance the health and economic well-being of women and girls in South Carolina.

Greenville City Council supports bill to increase affordable housing

Greenville City Council has passed a resolution indicating it supports a state Senate bill that would allow South Carolina cities and counties to enact inclusionary zoning policies to increase affordable housing.

House passes bill making adopting foster children easier for host families

In recent years, state court decisions have created a situation where only DSS has the ability to place children for adoption, ignoring the desires of the birth parents, foster parents, and others, who might desire to petition to adopt.

Membership in controversial country club dogs Gov. Henry McMaster

South Carolina’s newly named governor, Henry McMaster, has released a video on YouTube outlining his agenda — he’s for making our roads better, improving education and maintaining a business-friendly environment in the Palmetto State. The video comes not only on the heels of McMaster’s ascension, but increased criticism of his membership in what The State […]

SC Chief Justice warns of $4.5 million budget shortfall

Without adequate funding, the state’s Judicial Department is “in jeopardy,” says Donald Beatty — leading to shortened court terms, stalled case progress and an increased backlog.

Haley meets with Trump, Gowdy talks about rumored Lt. Gov. run

In the 2018 gubernatorial race, the governor and lieutenant government will run as a joint ticket, a new development in South Carolina election history. And if the prognosticators have their way, the GOP ticket could feature U.S. Sen. Tim Scott as the nominee for governor and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy as the lite guv.

SCGOP lines up to support openly gay House candidate

If this isn’t a sign that times have changed in the Upstate, a number of influential South Carolina Republicans are reportedly participating in a fundraiser tomorrow for Jason Elliott, the openly gay GOP nominee for the state House District 22. The Tuesday, Nov. 1, breakfast at Two Chefs downtown will take place days after write-in candidate Brett Brocato entered the race to keep Elliott from winning the uncontested race.

Gov. Haley: ‘This election is not rigged, and it’s irresponsible to say that it is’

Shortly after last week’s third and final presidential debate came to an end, the Upstate’s own Lindsey Graham weighed in on Donald Trump’s claims that the 2016 election is “rigged” to ensure a victory by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Bob Inglis: The GOP must correct its errors

The GOP must address its errors before they become long-term mistakes

Unlike Hugo, Charleston emerges battered but not broken from Hurricane Matthew

The classical-style homes throughout Charleston’s historic district sat shuttered with plywood and lined with sandbags following Hurricane Matthew early morning Saturday. There streets running through downtown were muddied but mostly passable, a stark contrast to the post-apocalyptic scenes from the Holy City following Hugo’s rampage in 1989.

Billy Wilkins considering run for governor in ’18

Billy Wilkins, a Greenville attorney and former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, said he is considering running for governor in 2018.

Attorney, councilwoman announce runs for legislature

Greenville attorney Jason Elliott and long-time Greenville City Council member Lillian Brock Flemming announced they will run for seats in the South Carolina legislature.

Bill to register journalists was ‘experiment’

Laurens legislator says controversial bill was to highlight media hypocrisy

SC education leaders say teacher pay should rise

Pay scale is ‘out of whack,’ says state superintendent

Haley asks for $19 million to fight domestic violence

Last year Haley appointed a 135-member task force to identify domestic problems in the state and recommend changes. For years, the state has ranked among the top 5 worst states for women killed by men, topping the list in 2015.