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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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Briefing from Senate Democratic Leader, Nikki Setzler on 4 Year Old Kindergarten

June 30, 2014 I’m proud to report the South Carolina General Assembly took an historical step this legislative session to pass a bill that would put into permanent law the Senate’s intention to provide four-year-old kindergarten for at-risk children statewide and to improve reading skills for South Carolina’s school children.  With the passage of the Read to Succeed and Four Year Old Kindergarten for at-risk children, the Senate made education…

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Senate Democratic Leader’s Statement on Final Passage of Read to Succeed/4k

June 5, 2014 Columbia, SC – State Senate Democratic Leader Nikki Setzler issued the following statement on today’s final passage of S. 516 – Read to Succeed & 4-year-old kindergarten expansion. “This is a tremendous step forward for education in South Carolina. Today’s final passage of 4k expansion and elementary school literacy programs is the culmination of a legislative session that has been focused on public education. The growing investment…

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