Amid a lethal injection drug shortage, the state has put no inmates to death in a decade. Those on death row must now choose between the electric chair and firing squad if drugs are unavailable.
“We know we have work to do to engage with the community to get the word out about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine,” says one public health expert.
Magistrate Judges Took Bribes, Stole Money and Mishandled Cases. South Carolina Officials Now Want Reform.
South Carolina lawmakers are eyeing reforms to strengthen oversight of magistrate judges after ProPublica and The Post and Courier found some had been appointed and reappointed despite ethical and professional lapses.
The Supreme Court in 2018 gave states the power to make new rules for collecting sales taxes online. But back taxes on products sold by small businesses on Amazon’s marketplace are still a major point of dispute.
Democrats warned that requiring absentee ballots to be signed by a witness would pose a voting barrier during the pandemic. Republicans said it will prevent fraud.
State parks across the country have limited capacity to encourage social distancing, leading to closures over the weekend as temperatures warmed and people flocked outdoors.
Debates over state and local authority could come into play going forward as government leaders decide on how to dial back restrictions and restart the economy.
Table Rock State Park in South Carolina now provides a 5-minute virtual hike, offered for free at the park's visitor center to anyone who can't—or doesn't want to—walk the real thing.
The proposal would aim to create a media literacy curriculum for public schools by the 2021-2022 school year.
The state says it will boost people out of poverty. Critics say thousands will lose coverage.
Meth 2.0 is stronger and cheaper than the old home-cooked variety.
South Carolina struggled for decades to switch from manual process run by counties to a largely automated system run by the state.
As part of the agreement, 12 phone carriers pledged to implement call-blocking technology and to monitor their networks for illegal robocalls.
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In Anderson, South Carolina, school officials traded inclement weather closures for remote learning.
Twenty-eight states have passed laws penalizing people for misrepresenting their pets as service dogs, with two more considering legislation this spring.
States are eyeing lawsuits against drug manufacturers or assessments against the companies as possible ways to provide more money.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Powerful Chicago alderman indicted … Maine governor signs Medicaid executive order … and Texas county’s new district attorney fires 15 people.
The four states hit by hurricanes earlier this year offer free well testing, but not many homeowners have used the programs.
An analysis by a national nonprofit found that 11,000 homes in the Carolinas were flooded due to rising sea levels.
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