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WLTX – Lawmakers React to Supreme Court Education Ruling

Jennifer Bellamy, WLTX Columbia, SC (WLTX) — The South Carolina Supreme Court says lawmakers have failed to make sure students had the chance to succeed. Wednesday, a divided state Supreme Court ruled for poor, rural school districts ending a 21 year education funding lawsuit. The justices ruling directs lawmakers and schools to work together to solve the ongoing problem of being underfunded, saying schools need to do a better job…

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Setzler and Matthews: Supreme Court Ruling Is A Win for Children in South Carolina

November 12, 2014 Columbia, SC- Today the South Carolina Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler (Lexington) and Assistant Minority Leader John Matthews (Orangeburg), issued the following statement in response to the South Carolina Supreme Court Ruling in funding lawsuit. “Today was indeed a great day in South Carolina especially for our children”, said Setzler. “For over a decade the citizens of this state have waited for a decision to be made…

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Charleston Post & Courier: Sen. Kimpson turning heads as rookie legislator

Cynthia Roldan Sep 12 2014 It’s a hot August morning in Charleston, and Sen. Marlon Kimpson is scrambling to find someone at city hall to help him. He just got a call from the “Ready for Hillary” staff, who asked for help in finding a permit for their bus to park downtown – that afternoon. Kimpson, who just finished his first legislative session in June, is doing his best to…

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Staying Power

STATE LEGISLATURES MAGAZINE | JULY-AUGUST 2014 They began their legislative careers in 1975—young, eager and committed; and their wisdom continues to guide them today. By Morgan Cullen 7/25/2014 “When I was first elected, race was the single biggest issue facing South Carolina. But that is no longer the case. Today, the main issue is poverty,” Matthews says. Both within and outside of the South Carolina Capitol, Senator John Matthew’s passion…

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