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Matthews leaves his mark

Excerpted from WLTX: FEB. 8, 2013 — You do not always have to look in the history books to celebrate Black History Month.  One Midlands senator is leaving his own mark on South Carolina today. “Never in my wildest moment as a kid, did I think I would be in the general assembly,” said Orangeburg County Senator John Matthews. From the school house to the State House, he has spent much of his life…

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An agenda for South Carolina

By S.C. Sen. Nikki Setzler (The following article originally was published in Statehouse Report) JAN. 25, 2013 — A new year is here and the campaigns, elections and divisiveness that marked 2012 are behind us. It’s time to get to work for the people and state lawmakers begin a new legislative session in Columbia facing their toughest task: crafting a unifying vision to move South Carolina forward. South Carolina Senate…

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Setzler to lead Senate Democrats

Excerpted from The State NOV. 12, 2012 — State Senate Democrats named Nikki Setzler of Lexington County their new leader on Monday – a week after Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and her allies spent thousands of dollars in an failed attempt to defeat him. Setzler will succeed state Sen. John Land of Clarendon, who is retiring. State Sen. John Matthews of Orangeburg was named assistant minority leader. A state senator…

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