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Senator Kevin Johnson on the State of the State

Senator Kevin Johnson wrote about the State of the State address: As an elected official, I am aware that you are not going to agree with any one 100 percent of the time, regardless of political parties, geographical boundaries, etc. Differences of opinions has led to many great decisions and ideas over the years and decades. Having said that, my immediate thought at the end of the speech was that it…

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Senator John Matthews Honored By South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Columbia, SC – On Tuesday, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the state’s unified voice of business, honored legislators who had a perfect score on the 2014 Legislative Scorecard. The awards were presented at Business Speaks to members of the General Assembly, including South Carolina Senate Assistant Minority Leader John Matthews, Jr. “The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize Senator Matthews for his  commitment  to advancing issues that make South…

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Remarks of Senator Joel Lourie – 2015 State of the State Democratic Response

Here’s the full text of the Democratic response to the 2015 South Carolina State of the State. Good evening.  I am Joel Lourie, I serve in the State Senate and I am from right here in Columbia. I am honored to give the response to the Governors State of the State.  From a very early age, I learned from my mother and my late father, Senator Isadore Lourie, that politics…

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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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