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Tag Archives: Bobby Harrell
Bill to Give SCRA More Control Remains Alive
A bill designed to give the S.C. Research Authority more financial flexibility and empower its executive committee to marginalize the organization’s governor-appointed chairman continues to fly under the legislative radar. But supporters of the bill are well aware of its … Continue reading
Posted in SCRA Tagged Bill Mahoney, Bill Masters, Bobby Harrell, Rep. Bill Herbkersman, Rep. Jim Battle, SC Launch 1 Comment
Harrell: Tort Reform is About Jobs
S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the passage of the most recent tort-reform bill is crucial to the well-being of South Carolina’s business environment.
Posted in Citizen Reporter Tagged Bobby Harrell, S.C. House Speaker, Tort Reform 3 Comments
Haley Touts Passage of Tort Reform Bill
Talbert Black Citizen Reporter Gov. Nikki Haley touts the benefits of a tort reform bill passed by the S.C. General Assembly earlier this year during a press conference on July 26. Haley said that when it came down to discussing … Continue reading
Posted in Legislation Tagged Bobby Harrell, Gov. Nikki Haley 1 Comment
‘Extra Session’ Dustup Could Eclipse Vote to Nix BCB
In a perhaps unprecedented move, the S.C. Senate has voted unanimously to abolish the unique, long-criticized hybrid of the executive and legislative branches of state government that is the Budget and Control Board.
In doing so, however, the Senate set itself on a collision course with Gov. Nikki Haley in a showdown that could end up being decided by the third branch of state government – the judiciary. Continue reading
Posted in Budget and Control Board Tagged Bobby Harrell, Brad Hutto, budget, Budget and Control Board, Department of Corrections, Department of Probation, Garry Smith, Glenn McConnell, Mark Sanford, Michael Hitchcock, Nikki Haley, Parole and Pardon Services, Senate, Session, Shane Massey, Tom Davis, Vincent Sheheen 2 Comments
After Nerve Story, Higher Ed Transparency Bill Revived
A bill requiring South Carolina’s state-supported colleges and universities to report their spending online has risen from the dead and looks like it might pass today – the last day of this year’s regular legislative session.
Posted in Accountability, General Assembly, Legislation, Transparency Tagged Bobby Harrell, Brad Hutto, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, college spending transparency, Dan Cooper, Francis Marion, Higher Education Transparency Bill, Jake Knotts, John Courson, lobbyists, Mike Rose, Richard Eckstrom, S. 172, Ways and Means Committee 1 Comment
Legislators Show Lack of SCRA Knowledge
If South Carolinians were asked in a poll to explain what the S.C. Research Authority is, the vast majority of them probably would be unable to do so.
Posted in Accountability, SCRA, State Agencies, Transparency Tagged Bill Herbkersman, Bill Mahoney, Bobby Harrell, Dan Cooper, Dwight Loftis, General Assembly, Harry Ott, House Ways and Means Committee, Industry Partners Act and the Innovation Centers Act, Jim Battle, Jim Merrill, Legislative Audit Council, Rita Allison Leave a comment
Boeing Bonds Illegal in South Carolina?
S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis might have unwittingly opened a debate about whether the sale of $270 million in state bonds to help aerospace giant Boeing build an aircraft assembly plant in North Charleston violated the S.C. Constitution. Continue reading
Posted in Boeing Tagged Bobby Harrell, Boeing, Budget and Control Board, Curtis Loftis, Glenn McConnell, Joe Taylor 2 Comments