SC lawmakers introduce 10 bills to fight opioid epidemic

A group of Republican state representatives has introduced 10 pieces of legislation to curb South Carolina’s growing opioid and heroin epidemic.

S.C. House approves gas tax increase to fund road repairs

The House voted 97 to 18 on Wednesday to increase the state’s gas tax and create several driving fees to pay for road and bridge repairs across the state.

Should the Church Street bridge be demolished?

State Sen. William Timmons has asked the SCDOT to explore the possibility of removing the Church Street bridge permanently.

Nikki Haley nominates former SC Gov. David Beasley for U.N. food program

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has nominated a former South Carolina governor to lead the World Food Programme.

Trey Gowdy: ‘It’s too early’ for a special prosecutor to investigate alleged ties between Trump, Russia

The South Carolina Republican says lawmakers need to reevaluate their call for a special prosecutor to investigate alleged ties between Russia and Trump.

Lindsey Graham leads effort to cut foreign aid to Palestinian Authority

Graham has reintroduced a bill to defund the Palestinian Authority, which uses foreign aid to pay convicted terrorists and their families.

Woodruff Road alternate may be completed by Christmas

Greenville motorists could get an unexpected, but really useful Christmas present this year — a new road that’s expected to cut traffic on Woodruff Road by more than 20 percent.

Lindsey Graham to hold town hall at Clemson University

The South Carolina Republican is holding a town hall on Saturday at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University.

New Winthrop Poll shows more South Carolinians disapprove of Trump

After a tumultuous first month in the White House, it seems that President Donald J. Trump has become less popular among South Carolinians.

Former arms negotiator at Clemson: Russian meddling in U.S. elections nothing new

Henry F. “Hank” Cooper negotiated with the Soviets as the Reagan administration’s chief representative at space and defense talks in Geneva in the 1980s.

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.

City unveils new downtown development guidelines

Greenville’s current downtown design guidelines were written in 2000, before development exploded beyond its traditional Main Street core into the West End and West Greenville, which have their own building character. That explosion has produced conflict between growth and preserving downtown’s historic character. This week, the city will unveil its new design guidelines. The proposed guidelines, […]

Tim Scott, Cory Booker’s plan to create more jobs for young Americans

U.S. Sens. Tim Scott and Cory Booker have reintroduced a bill designed to create jobs for younger Americans, especially minorities struggling to find work.

Graham: Free press and judiciary are ‘worth fighting and dying for’

In an interview with CBS News, Sen. Lindsey Graham had some thoughts on President Trump’s recent criticism of the American media and judiciary.

Proposed pension fix, business license fee revisions could cost Greenville millions

A proposed fix to the state’s pension system and a new business license bill under consideration by the South Carolina legislature could cost Greenville millions of dollars and could force significant job and service cuts, a tax increase or a significant business license fee increase, or a combination of the three.