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State senate bill would require Clemson, South Carolina to pay athletes

December 16, 2014 Charleston Post and Courier Jeff Hartsell As the major money-making schools in college athletics draw closer to paying student-athletes – or at least providing them “full cost of attendance” scholarships – one South Carolina state senator wants to make paying college athletes a state law. Under a bill pre-filed by state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, Clemson University and the University of South Carolina would be required to pay…

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WLTX – Bill Would Raise SC’s Minimum Wage to $1 Over Federal

December 9, 2014 Columbia (WLTX) A bill pre-filed in the South Carolina Senate would raise the minimum wage in the state to $1 an hour higher than the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 an hour. Sen. John Scott, D-Columbia, is the sponsor of the bill. “We want to get the community back to a point that those who are the least of us, be able to put them…

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WLTX – Senators Begin Prefiling Legislation

December 3, 2014 Columbia, SC (WLTX) — It is almost time for lawmakers to return to the State House, and Wednesda,y state senators began prefilling bills they hope to take up when the session begins in January. Richland County Senator Darrell Jackson is pushing what is called the Workforce Opportunity Act. The bill would prevent state employers from asking if a job candidate has been convicted of a crime. There…

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Aiken Standard – Column: Education reforms are a needed step forward

By NIKKI SETZLER Guest columnist Dec 4 2014 Our beloved State faces many important challenges– one of which is education. The recent ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court in the Abbeville School District case requires that the General Assembly address not just the funding of K-12 education, but the entire educational system of South Carolina. Not one single child in South Carolina should be penalized by where they live and…

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