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

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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.
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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

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‘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

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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.
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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.
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Paper Trail Scarce Regarding SCRA Chair Selection

While the S.C. Research Authority may cloak itself in an air of mystery, there’s little doubt that state leaders have attached significant importance to the agency’s role in developing the state’s “knowledge economy.” Continue reading

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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

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