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Nicholson’s Tuberculosis Bill Heads To The South Carolina House of Representatives

S.1084 Passes the Senate without any hurdles  Greenwood, SC- State Senator Floyd Nicholson’s legislation to strengthen health screenings for school workers, passed out of the South Carolina Senate without any hurdles and now heads to the South Carolina House of Representatives. The bi-partisan piece of legislation was introduced to address the tuberculosis outbreak that took place at Ninety-Six primary school, in Greenwood County last year. Nicholson’s bill (Senate Bill 1084)…

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The State: SC Senate OKs statewide reading focus, 4K expansion

BY JAMIE SELF April 10, 2014 A bill aimed at giving all at-risk 4-year-olds access to free kindergarten and getting third-graders reading on grade level passed the S.C. Senate Wednesday. The GOP-backed reading program, called the Read to Succeed Act, would hold back struggling third-grade readers for a year of literacy instruction. It also would require training in reading instruction for teachers and reading summer camps. Democrats had said that…

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Charleston P&C: S.C. Senate kills anti- ‘Obamacare’ efforts

“We got some sanity back in this chamber,”  Senator Brad Hutto said of the votes on the ACA. S.C. Senate kills anti- ‘Obamacare’ efforts Jeremy Borden Wednesday, March 19, 2014  COLUMBIA - The S.C. Senate voted late Wednesday to scrap both a Senate and House effort that sought to undo parts of the Affordable Care Act, likely ending the contentious debate about the healthcare law for the year in the General Assembly…

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Jackson: Increasing teacher pay will make SC more attractive

February 7, 2014 COLUMBIA, SC — South Carolina is competing aggressively for manufacturing jobs from companies such as Boeing and Continental Tire, using economic incentives such as deferred state taxes, infrastructure improvements and partnerships with our state’s research universities. These are investments in our state’s future. Why can’t we do the same for our teaching professionals, who are so vital for our state’s future generations? The old saying that the pathway…

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