Senate passes ban on I-95 speed cameras

After much debate, the Senate has passed a bill to ban the use of speed cameras on I-95 in Ridgeland. Berkeley Senator Larry Grooms says the speed cameras, placed on a 7-mile stretch of I-95 in Ridgeland, make South Carolina stand out as a “speed-trap,” causing some to not want to travel through the state. [...] [...] Read More

Campbell says SC should create more energy

The Senate may have a lot on its plate this session, but one issue that a Lowcountry senator stands firm on is how increasing the state’s electric power output could help solve some other problems and create jobs at the same time. On SCETV’s “This Week in the Senate” Berkeley Senator Paul Campbell said South Carolina needs [...] [...] Read More

States ask EPA to defer greenhouse gas regs

A group of 21 attorneys general in the U.S., including South Carolina’s Alan Wilson, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson asking her agency to put off a new greenhouse gas regulatory program. Wilson says a delay would allow Congress to evaluate the necessity and timing of the regulations which affect the construction of a [...] [...] Read More

States ask EPA to defer greenhouse gas regs

A group of 21 attorneys general in the U.S., including South Carolina’s Alan Wilson, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson asking her agency to put off a new greenhouse gas regulatory program. Wilson says a delay would allow Congress to evaluate the necessity and timing of the regulations which affect the construction of a [...] [...] Read More

Senate Redistricting meeting held last night

The 5th public hearing on redistricting for the 7th congressional seat in South Carolina was held last night at the Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill. Sen. Glenn McConnell (R-Charleston), chair of the Senate Redistricting Subcommittee says that one of the criteria that will decide the district is media. For additional information about the public hearings, [...] [...] Read More