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WLTX – Senator Calls for Haley to Fire DSS Director

Columbia, SC (WLTX) — A state senator wants Governor Nikki Haley to remove Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller from her job with the agency. Democratic Senator Joel Lourie say Koller has violated state statues and endangered the lives of children in DSS care. “We’re at rock bottom right now and it’s time for a change,” said Lourie at a news conference Tuesday. He says he is taking the…

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The State: Lawmakers mulling how far government should go to make certain crime records secret

BY JOHN MONK The State (Columbia, S.C.) April 22, 2014 Although Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed a bill two years ago that would have allowed various kinds of criminals to have their criminal histories deleted from the public record, new efforts are underway again in the General Assembly this year to try again. At the same time, a separate move would create a special General Assembly committee to study how many…

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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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