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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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Setzler: Addressing Infrastructure Is Critical To the Future of Economic Development in South Carolina

December 2, 2014 West Columbia, SC- Today, South Carolina Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler says he will pre-file legislation to establish an interstate lane expansion fund in South Carolina. South Carolina’s interstates are the critical means of transporting goods between South Carolina’s major cities and the Port of Charleston.  According to information provided by the S.C. Department of Transportation, today’s system, traveled by over 70,000 vehicles per day, is over…

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