Tag Archives: Sen. Jake Knotts

Hundreds of Thousands Spent Annually Wining and Dining S.C. Lawmakers

It’s a sure sign the S.C. General Assembly is back in session when tents rise on the State House grounds. On Tuesdays through Thursdays from January through May, and especially with the return of warmer weather, the 170-member General Assembly … Continue reading

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Senate Bill Seeks to Make Top Insurance Post an Elected Position

Five years after Grand Strand legislators failed in a bid to change the S.C. Department of Insurance director’s office to an elected position from an appointed post, one of the lawmakers involved in that effort is back at it. Sen. … Continue reading

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Court System Raking in Fees, Accumulating Millions in Reserves

File a lawsuit in circuit court in South Carolina and it will cost you $150. Add another $25 for each motion filed in your suit. If you’re filing a civil complaint in magistrate’s court, you’ll pay $25. Throw in another … Continue reading

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Midlands Lawmakers Still Milking Subsistence Cow

In the first eight months of this year, S.C. Sens. Jake Knotts, John Scott and Nikki Setzler of the Midlands each received $9,563 in taxpayer-funded “subsistence” payments intended to cover hotel and food costs in Columbia while on official legislative … Continue reading

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S.C. Senators to Introduce Whistleblower Bill

State and local government employees in South Carolina who report waste or wrongdoing involving tax dollars would receive greater protection – and rewards – under a bill expected to be introduced Tuesday by two S.C. senators. “The current whistleblower statute … Continue reading

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Political Turbulence Over Aviation Center?

S.C. Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt supports a proposed University of South Carolina aviation research center, though he couldn’t change Gov. Nikki Haley’s mind about her opposition to a $5 million appropriation for the project, according to a lawmaker who pushed … Continue reading

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