Nikki Haley http://wfae.org en S.C. Gov. Haley, senators face election challenges http://wfae.org/post/sc-gov-haley-senators-face-election-challenges <p>The filing deadline for state and federal candidates running in this year's elections in South Carolina is at noon today. It's already clear that incumbents will face primary challengers. &nbsp;Governor Nikki Haley is again being opposed by state Sen. Vincent Sheheen in a repeat of the 2010 gubernatorial race. Six Republicans, a Democrat and a Libertarian have filed to oppose U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, while a Republican and two Democrats have entered the race against U.S. Senator Tim Scott, who has never run in a statewide election. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:08:59 +0000 David Boraks 47996 at http://wfae.org SC Could Get An Early Out Of Amazon Tax Exemption Deal http://wfae.org/post/sc-could-get-early-out-amazon-tax-exemption-deal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Senators are poised to pass a measure this week that would mean new taxes for South Carolina online shoppers who frequent Amazon. The state granted Amazon an exemption to collecting sales tax until 2016, but that deal would end if Congress passes the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:07:21 +0000 Julie Rose 25934 at http://wfae.org SC Could Get An Early Out Of Amazon Tax Exemption Deal Haley Campaign Has $2M For SC Gov Election Rematch With Sheheen http://wfae.org/post/haley-campaign-has-2m-sc-gov-election-rematch-sheheen <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 150%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley hasn't officially said she's running for re-election, but her campaign this week reported having <a href="http://apps.sc.gov/PublicReporting/IndividualCandidate/ViewReport.aspx" target="_blank">$2 million cash on hand</a>. She raised a quarter of that just in the last three months – much of it from out-of-state donors.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:46:48 +0000 Julie Rose 25104 at http://wfae.org Haley Campaign Has $2M For SC Gov Election Rematch With Sheheen Gov. McCrory Takes Oath; Now It's Time To Serve, He Says http://wfae.org/post/gov-mccrory-takes-oath-now-its-time-serve-he-says <p>Republican Pat McCrory is now North Carolina's governor after being sworn in Saturday at the old state Capitol.&nbsp; The low-key ceremony lasted only about 15 minutes.</p><p>Former governor Beverly Perdue handed over the state seal, and chief Justice Sarah Parker administered the oath of office to the former Charlotte mayor in the old House chambers.</p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 16:48:07 +0000 David Boraks 18935 at http://wfae.org Gov. McCrory Takes Oath; Now It's Time To Serve, He Says S.C. Makes History By Sending Tim Scott To Senate http://wfae.org/post/sc-makes-history-sending-tim-scott-senate <p>South Carolina Congressman Tim Scott will become the first ever African-American senator from the state. Governor Nikki Haley appointed him Monday to replace Senator Jim DeMint, who is resigning to run a conservative think tank.</p><p>The South Carolina State House was packed with reporters and visitors waiting to watch history.</p><p>"It is with great pleasure that I am appointing our next U.S. senator to be Congressman Tim Scott," Governor Nikki Haley said as the crowd applauded and a few even yelled.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:11:27 +0000 Michael Tomsic 17882 at http://wfae.org S.C. Makes History By Sending Tim Scott To Senate SC Should Centralize Security To Avoid Further Hacks http://wfae.org/post/sc-should-centralize-security-avoid-further-hacks <p></p><p>At the moment, all 18 South Carolina state agencies have their own chief information officers responsible for keeping the data doors locked against bad guys.&nbsp;But these CIOs are far from confident.</p><p>One told the inspector general "what scares me is what I don't know." Another said South Carolina's statewide information security ranks two out of five "on a good day."</p><p>None of this is a surprise to Charlotte attorney and security consultant Chris Swecker.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:13:46 +0000 Julie Rose 17043 at http://wfae.org Decision Looming For NC On Medicaid Expansion http://wfae.org/post/decision-looming-nc-medicaid-expansion <p>North Carolina leaders are still deciding whether they'll expand Medicaid to cover almost 680,000 more uninsured adults. The expansion became an optional part of President Obama's health care law because of a Supreme Court ruling.</p><p>A major goal of the Affordable Care Act is to give every American access to health insurance. For low-income people, the Medicaid expansion is a huge part of that.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 03:36:45 +0000 Michael Tomsic 16690 at http://wfae.org S.C. Governor: Hackers Stole Tax Info Of Nearly 6 Million http://wfae.org/post/sc-governor-hackers-stole-tax-info-nearly-6-million <p></p><p>South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says nearly 6 million residents had their social security and bank account numbers stolen by hackers in a September attack. At a press conference today, Haley released new details from Mandiant, the information security firm hired to investigate the attack.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:36:53 +0000 Ben Bradford 16254 at http://wfae.org S.C. Governor: Hackers Stole Tax Info Of Nearly 6 Million Election Change On SC Ballot http://wfae.org/post/election-change-sc-ballot <p></p><p></p><p>Unbeknownst to many South Carolina voters, they're being asked to change the state's constitution next week, and the outcome will affect future elections.&nbsp;</p><p>In South Carolina, the governor and lieutenant governor are elected separately. About half of states do it that way – including North Carolina.&nbsp; Next week, South Carolina voters will have a chance to change that and put their top two executives on the same ticket. &nbsp;</p><p>But the constitutional amendment on South Carolina's ballot Tuesday has garnered little attention.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 21:57:52 +0000 Julie Rose 15054 at http://wfae.org Election Change On SC Ballot Election Change On SC Ballot http://wfae.org/post/election-change-sc-ballot-0 <p>Unbeknownst to many South Carolina voters, they're being asked to change the state's constitution next week, and the outcome will affect future elections.&nbsp;</p><p>In South Carolina, the governor and lieutenant governor are elected separately. About half of states do it that way – including North Carolina.&nbsp; Next week, South Carolina voters will have a chance to change that and put their top two executives on the same ticket. &nbsp;</p><p>But the constitutional amendment on South Carolina's ballot Tuesday has garnered little attention.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:53:38 +0000 Julie Rose 15055 at http://wfae.org Election Change On SC Ballot