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8:36 pm on Wednesday October 1, 2014

Bobby Harrell's mugshot finally released

After being charged for allegedly violating state ethics laws, the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division has release mugshots of indicted House speaker Bobby Harrell.
5:05 am on Thursday June 6, 2013

S.C. Ethics reform fails in Senate

A top legislative priority for this session, ethics reform, is all but dead. 
8:50 am on Saturday June 1, 2013

S.C. Senator resigns over use of campaign money

In a case of alleged campaign money misuse for a car loan, purchases at an adult store, and more Democrat S.C. Sen. Robert Ford from Charleston District 42 resigned “effective immediately” on Friday.
3:03 am on Saturday May 4, 2013

Bill to reform S.C. open records law fails to pass

Reform of South Carolina's freedom of information law won't happen this year.
9:42 am on Monday July 2, 2012

Haley ethics complaint heads to House panel (Update: Dismissed, again)

Flickr user politsite (Updates at the bottom.) An ethics complaint brought against Gov. Nikki Haley will remain closed after she refused to waive confidentiality — something that is prompting calls for the governor that ran on transparency to be...
5:14 am on Monday July 2, 2012

Haley ethics complaint heads to House panel (Update: Dismissed, again)

Flickr user maryaustinphoto Update July 2: Dismissed For the second time the ethic complain was voted out with the House Ethics Committee saying they could find no proof of wrongdoing by Haley. Update June 11: Restricted documents The Post and...
3:35 am on Monday July 2, 2012

Haley ethics complaint heads to House panel (Update: Dismissed, again)

Image by Flickr user politsite (Updates at the bottom.) An ethics complaint brought against Gov. Nikki Haley will remain closed after she refused to waive confidentiality — something that is prompting calls for the governor that ran on transparency...
3:00 am on Tuesday May 1, 2012

In $150 million airport contract, a protest over alleged inside information

Image by Flickr user kayaker1204 (Updates at the bottom.) Remember how Austin-based contractor Austin Commercial LP was selected to execute a planned $150 million revamp of the Charleston International Airport? An Atlanta firm with Charleston...
5:02 am on Tuesday March 20, 2012

Upcoming CCU lecture will explore ethics and conflicts of interest

Fotopedia user Håkan Dahlström Like any great endeavor, science and research needs financial backing. But what is a research scientist to do when the company backing the research is also the subject of the research? A lecture on ethical issues...
9:39 am on Tuesday March 13, 2012

The argument on why it's time for S.C.'s Ken Ard to go (Update: McConnell to swear in)

Update March 13, 2012: Glenn McConnell, a Charleston senator representing the 41st District, will be sworn in today as South Carolina's new lieutenant governor. The Post & Courier has a write-up on what this means it terms of a balancing act...

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