Nikki Haley

Sunday Headlines
9:53 am
Sun November 9, 2014

SC Group Says Gay Marriage Ban Hurts Kids

A children's rights group says South Carolina's same-sex marriage ban harms children with gay parents.  The Lawyers' Committee for Children's Rights says in court papers filed last week that children of gay couples thrive like any kids in two-parent homes but are discriminated against by South Carolina's law.    The nonprofit advocacy group filed its papers Wednesday in one of the lawsuits challenging South Carolina's ban on gay marriage.


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Sunday Headlines
11:08 am
Sun March 30, 2014

S.C. Gov. Haley, senators face election challenges

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.  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.

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4:07 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

SC Could Get An Early Out Of Amazon Tax Exemption Deal

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  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. 

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Local And State Elections
4:46 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Haley Campaign Has $2M For SC Gov Election Rematch With Sheheen

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley hasn't officially said she's running for re-election, but her campaign this week reported having $2 million cash on hand. She raised a quarter of that just in the last three months – much of it from out-of-state donors.


Winthrop Political Scientist Scott Huffmon says Haley is leveraging her national profile to position herself for a rematch of the 2010 race in which she narrowly beat Democratic State Senator Vincent Sheheen.


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Local News
11:48 am
Sun January 6, 2013

Gov. McCrory Takes Oath; Now It's Time To Serve, He Says

Gov. Pat McCrory
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Republican Pat McCrory is now North Carolina's governor after being sworn in Saturday at the old state Capitol.  The low-key ceremony lasted only about 15 minutes.

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.

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Local News
10:11 am
Tue December 18, 2012

S.C. Makes History By Sending Tim Scott To Senate

Tim Scott

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.

The South Carolina State House was packed with reporters and visitors waiting to watch history.

"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.

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Local News
5:13 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

SC Should Centralize Security To Avoid Further Hacks

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. But these CIOs are far from confident.

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."

None of this is a surprise to Charlotte attorney and security consultant Chris Swecker.

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Local News
10:36 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Decision Looming For NC On Medicaid Expansion

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.

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.

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6:36 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

S.C. Governor: Hackers Stole Tax Info Of Nearly 6 Million

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley says last month hackers compromised tax records as far back as 1998.
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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.

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Election 2012
4:57 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Election Change On SC Ballot

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. 

In South Carolina, the governor and lieutenant governor are elected separately. About half of states do it that way – including North Carolina.  Next week, South Carolina voters will have a chance to change that and put their top two executives on the same ticket.  

But the constitutional amendment on South Carolina's ballot Tuesday has garnered little attention.

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