For 5th time in 5 years, House again approves a DOA Bill
To hear an audio quote on DOA Restructuring from Speaker Harrell, click here
****NOTE: Chart detailing the House’s DOA plan: here****
(Columbia, SC) – Today, the SC House of Representatives (in a 91 to 23 bipartisan vote) again approved a Department of Administration (DOA) bill, marking the 5th time the House has passed this government restructuring reform over the last 5 years.
If the House’s DOA plan makes it into law … Read More
The SC House of Representatives was able to pay tribute to a true American Hero today. We recognized Major General James Livingston, a SC native and Medal of Honor recipient, for everything he is doing to establish an Official National Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point. These heroes more than deserve a place they can forever call their own and the preservation of their acts of valor will serve to inspire generations to come.
Always great to visit with my friend General Livingston. … Read More
By, Brendan Kearney
Friday’s ceremony in North Charleston was supposed to be about “Phase 2” of Boeing’s local expansion — a $1.1 billion investment and 2,000 more jobs in exchange for a government incentives package that includes $120 million from the state.
And it was, as a series of top elected and Boeing officials, looking out over the complex from an observation deck, marveled at how the 787 Dreamliner plant has progressed since the first major government-backed expansion … Read More
CHARLESTON, S.C. — (AP) – South Carolina's tourism industry has bounced back after the Great Recession with tourism spending reaching a record $16.5 billion, according to figures released Saturday by the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
“We're pretty well back now,” said Duane Parrish, director of the state agency. The numbers released to the Associated Press show that, during 2011, tourism spending was up almost 10 percent and has surpassed the previous record $15 … Read More
By TIM FLACH
COLUMBIA, SC — Online retailer Amazon is ramping up hiring at its Cayce distribution center, saying it plans to hire hundreds of full-time workers to pick, pack and ship customer orders.
Amazon officials won’t specify the number of jobs that will be added and the current staff level, calling that proprietary information.
A year ago, company officials said the facility had a payroll of 1,000 full-time employees.
All new hires will be full-time staff that … Read More