The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

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SC 2012 Archives

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South Carolina Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives

DECEMBER 2012

2012 debacles will be a focus of SC 2013 session (AP, 12/31/12)
Bill would exempt SC-made guns from federal rules (AP, 12/28/12)
Group to push SC Legislature to increase gas tax (The State, 12/27/12)
COMMENTARY: Medicaid expansion will create SC jobs, increase tax revenue (The State, 12/27/12)
SC plan to grade teachers stirs protests (The State, 12/26/12)
EDITORIAL: SC governor should push envelope on IT fixes (The State, 12/26/12)
Former SC governor is back (The State, 12/22/12)
SC hacked … again (FITSNews, 12/22/12)
McBride rejects legislators’ demands that she resign (The State, 12/22/12)
Haley, Scott exchange fundraising pitches (The State, 12/21/12)
Mark Sanford 90% certain to run for Congress: sources (The State, 12/21/12)
Another SC grocery tax hike proposed (FITSNews, 12/21/12)
Haley: Spend more on mental health (The State, 12/20/12)
Tim Scott is already raising money for Nikki Haley (FITSNews, 12/20/12)
Greater SC budget transparency sought (FITSNews, 12/20/12)
Citing school shooting, Haley calls for more mental health spending in state budget (The State, 12/20/12)
Mark Sanford plans to run for Congress (CNN, 12/20/12)
COMMENTARY: The SC Legislature’s special little governments (The State, 12/20/12)
Senate: SC legislators should say who pays them (The State, 12/20/12)
Richlands fiasco has SC lawmakers pushing to put state in charge of elections (The State, 12/19/12)
SC proposal: Let some teachers carry guns (The State, 12/19/12)
Scott’s seat has many takers (The State, 12/18/12)
GOP leaders, conservative groups hail pick of Scott (The State, 12/18/12)
Reaction to SC’s next senator (The State, 12/18/12)
Scott named to Senate post (The State, 12/18/12)
Nikki Haley appoints Rep. Tim Scott to Senate (The Fix, 12/17/12)
Election workers: Missteps on past turnout spurred errors (The State, 12/17/12)
Haley picks Scott to replace DeMint (The State, 12/17/12)
South Carolina special election attracts familiar faces (Roll Call, 12/17/12)
Tim Scott to be named for South Carolina Senate seat, Republicans say (New York Times, 12/17/12)
South Carolina: Dead last in economic opportunity (FITSNews, 12/16/12)
SC juvenile system tells legislators it needs more money (The State, 12/14/12)
SC Senate rejects transparency rule (FITSNews, 12/14/12)
Sheheen drops hint of 2014 rematch with Haley (The State, 12/13/12)
SC lawmakers sticking it to cops (FITSNews, 12/13/12)
Nikki Haley’s cyber security debacle: The circle jerk continues (FITSNews, 12/13/12)
Tim Scott’s team is measuring the drapes (FITSNews, 12/13/12)
The ‘Quinndom’ shows Nikki Haley some love (FITSNews, 12/13/12)
USC economists predict stable growth in 2013 if fiscal cliff is avoided (The State, 12/13/12)
SC governor: Experience not required for DeMint’s Senate seat (The State, 12/13/12)
Who would be ‘as conservative as Jim DeMint?’ (FITSNews, 12/13/12)
SC agency gets $20 million loan to pay hacking costs (The State, 12/13/12)
COMMENTARY: Democrats can’t afford to squander opportunity from DeMint departure (The State, 12/13/12)
Hacking incident produces tax-break proposals (The State, 12/12/12)
SC governor’s list for Senate seat down to five (The State, 12/12/12)
Mark Sanford mulls (another) gubernatorial bid in 2014 (FITSNews, 12/12/12)
Curtis Loftis will seek re-election as SC Treasurer (FITSNews, 12/12/12)
Bill would strip SC governors of Senate appointment power (FITSNews, 12/12/12)
COMMENTARY: The catch-22 of fixing Richland election mess (The State, 12/12/12)
GOP seeks to speed up the pace of SC Senate today (The State, 12/12/12)
Jenny Sanford’s $400,000 Senate seat? (FITSNews, 12/12/12)
2014 SC Governor’s race: Sheheen leads Haley, poll finds (The State, 12/12/12)
Assessing Nikki Haley’s ‘Short List’ (FITSNews, 12/11/12)
SC ethics reform: Curtis Loftis has a point (FITSNews, 12/11/12)
PPP: Vincent Sheheen leads Nikki Haley (FITSNews, 12/11/12)
SCDOR running deficit (FITSNews, 12/11/12)
Vincent Sheheen issues statement on poll results (FITSNews, 12/11/12)
Haley chooses 5 finalists to succeed DeMint (The State, 12/11/12)
Winthrop Poll: Most want tougher SC ethics laws (The State, 12/11/12)
Haley not picking placeholder for Senate could boost Scott (The State, 12/11/12)
Haley finalizes short list for DeMint seat (CNN Political Ticker, 12/11/12)
Haley trails Sheheen, Graham getting stronger (Public Policy Polling, 12/11/12)
Haley rejects placeholder, putting focus squarely on Scott (Roll Call, 12/10/12)
Nikki Haley: I won’t appoint a ‘placeholder’ (Washington Post, 12/10/12)
Most in SC want stronger ethics laws, poll finds (The State, 12/10/12)
SC Medicaid expansion: The drumbeat has begun (FITSNews, 12/10/12)
Report: SC needs about $30B for transportation (AP, 12/10/12)
SC senator offers compromise to lower taxes on second homes (The State, 12/10/12)
Advocacy groups to start pressuring Haley to accept expansion of Medicaid rolls (The State, 12/10/12)
Haley will not appoint placeholder to DeMint seat (The State, 12/10/12)
3 out of 4 residents think SC failed in hacking (The State, 12/9/12)
Jim DeMint’s resignation jump-starts SC campaign season two years early (Washington Post, 12/7/12)
DeMint exit pulls conservative hero, political thorn from Senate (The State, 12/7/12)
Jim DeMint: The Fireman Ed of politics (Rolling Stone, 12/7/12)
DeMint shook up the Senate but leaves a disenchanted GOP leadership (Washington Post, 12/6/12)
Winners and losers from the Jim DeMint resignation (The Fix, 12/6/12)
SC governor’s job approval rating remains below 40% (The State, 12/6/12)
Zeroing in on Nikki Haley (FITSNews, 12/6/12)
Republican sources: DeMint wants Rep. Tim Scott to take his place in Senate (The Hill, 12/6/12)
Mark Sanford mulls second act in South Carolina (Wall Street Journal, 12/6/12)
Jim DeMint resigning, Haley won’t appoint herself (The State, 12/6/12)
All eyes on Nikki Haley to pick Jim DeMint successor (Politico, 12/6/12)
Tim Scott’s bio raises Senate appeal (Politico, 12/6/12)
Jim DeMint to resign to head Heritage Foundation (Politico, 12/6/12)
Draft DeMint for governor? (FITSNews, 12/5/12)
SC Ethics Panel: Bigger isn’t better (FITSNews, 12/5/12)
Haley still struggling with job approval rating (The State, 12/5/12)
Harrell re-elected House Speaker (The State, 12/5/12)
COMMENTARY: Constitution, schmonstitution, we’re SC legislators (The State, 12/5/12)
Upstate parent arrested for making threats against SC Gov. Nikki Haley (The State, 12/4/12)
Pro-Haley political group spent $400,000 on candidates (The State, 12/4/12)
Move along, nothing to see here (FITSNews, 12/4/12)
SC DEW’s chief of staff steps down (FITSNews, 12/4/12)
SC hacked: The mystery expands (FITSNews, 12/4/12)
Woman arrested for threatening Nikki Haley (FITSNews, 12/4/12)
Election data shows no evidence of bias in distribution of voting machines (The State, 12/4/12)
Court blocks health insurance cost hike as it considers SC employees’ suit (The State, 12/4/12)
SC lieutenant governor’s job soon could be important again (The State, 12/3/12)
How SC pays $20M tab for hacking response unknown (AP, 12/3/12)
SC legislators to pick 9 new judges (The State, 12/2/12)
COMMENTARY: The common root of computer hacking, election disaster: The Legislative State (The State, 12/2/12)

NOVEMBER 2012

SC lawmakers: Pass tax credits to pay for credit monitoring for taxpayers (The State, 11/30/12)
Dems request audit of state agency hit by hackers (The State, 11/29/12)
SC HHS Chief: SC should not expand Medicaid (The State, 11/29/12)
SC Governor takes blame for state’s data breach (The State, 11/29/12)
SC panel hears ethics-reform ideas (The State, 11/28/12)
COMMENTARY: Former AGs McMaster, Medlock serious about ethics reform (The State, 11/27/12)
Attorney general wants lawmakers to sign off on public corruption unit (The State, 11/27/12)
Governor’s 2 overseas trips cost $134,000 (The State, 11/27/12)
Richland County elections director acknowledges ‘the mistakes that were made;’ blames others (The State, 11/27/12)
Richland County election director long-awaited explanation leaves questions unanswered (The State, 11/27/12)
The Buzz: Who wants to be on the House Ethics Committee? Any volunteers? (The State, 11/27/12)
Rep. Garrick: ‘We’re here 20 days later and there’s no plan’ (The State, 11/26/12)
SC legislators vow to rein in secret groups that tries to unseat them (The State, 11/23/12)
Haley admits state failed to protect its residents (The State, 11/21/12)
Protests filed in 3 state House races (AP, 11/20/12)
SC jobless rate drops to 4 year low (The State, 11/20/12)
SC revenue chief steps down after massive hacking (The State, 11/20/12)
The Buzz: Yes, the SC guv’s race started last week (The State, 11/18/12)
A blueprint to beat Haley in 2014? (The State, 11/18/12)
Haley reaffirms no to health exchange (AP, 11/16/12)
SC Revenue Dept ‘believed … safeguards were in place’ (The State, 11/15/12)
Forget Fort Sumter, SC governor rules out state seceding (The State, 11/15/12)
Updated: Finlay-McColluch House 75 race new focus of Richland elections battle in state Supreme Court (The State, 11/13/12)
Expert: Hackers got ‘holy grail’ of data from South Carolina (The State, 11/13/12)
Legislative panel approves raises for state agency heads, college presidents (The State, 11/13/12)
Richland election chief promised smooth vote (The State, 11/13/12)
Setzler is new state Senate minority leader (The State, 11/12/12)
Post-Romney, Haley’s governorship at a crossroads (The State, 11/12/12)
The Buzz: Shake-ups loom in SC House caucuses (The State, 11/11/12)
SC hacking incident could help creation of new state Administration Dept (The State, 11/11/12)
SC chief justice stops Richland County vote recount (The State, 11/9/12)
Senate committee to probe SC hack (The State, 11/9/12)
With election over, SC healthcare debate takes new tone (The State, 11/9/12)
Richland voting mess ‘violated law’ (The State, 11/8/12)
Results in SC House race in Columbia disputed (The State, 11/8/12)
Shealy knocks off Knotts in Lexington to become only woman in Senate (The State, 11/7/12)
Haley statement on Obama victory (The State, 11/7/12)
More SC taxpayers hit in big hack (The State, 11/6/12)
Knotts, Brady lose re-election bids to Statehouse (The State, 11/6/12)
Editorial: A recap of ‘The State’s’ endorsements (The State, 11/6/12)
SC absentee voting sets record (The State, 11/6/12)
Data security breach expands to 657K SC businesses; suit filed against state (The State, 11/1/12)
Accounting discrepancy discovered at SC lottery (The State, 11/1/12)
Ethics charges fly in SC House race (The State, 11/1/12)
Haley cancels Romney stump trips (The State, 11/1/12)

OCTOBER 2012

VIDEO: SC business tax records also hacked (The State, 10/31/12)
SC hack victims to get lifetime ID theft resolution aid (The State, 10/30/12)
SC absentee ballots cast up almost 50% (The State, 10/30/12)
SC data breach ‘about the worst you can get’ (The State, 10/29/12)
The Buzz: Top SC Democrat starts matchmaking for 2016 (The State, 10/28/12)
Video: Nikki Haley, law enforcement agencies announce Revenue Dept data breach (The State, 10/26/12)
3.6 million Social Security numbers hacked in SC (The State, 10/26/12)
‘Secret’ money targets some SC legislators (The State, 10/25/12)
Editorial: Rep. Brady is a valuable ‘conduit’ in GOP-controlled SC House (The State, 10/25/12)
SC GOP chairman confronted by House candidate’s brother (The State, 10/22/12)
SC photo voter ID law much ado — and money, and political energy — about nothing (AP, 10/19/12)
SC governor creates ethics panel (The State, 10/19/12)
Haley: SC tourism is at whole new level (AP, 10/18/12)
SC governor’s supporters group buys TV ads (The State, 10/17/12)
SC could join early-voting trend by 2016 (The State, 10/16/12)
SC state rep took illegal contributions, state GOP says (The State, 10/16/12)
House GOP ethics committee announces first public meetings (The State, 10/12/12)
Editorial: South Carolina’s Voting Rights Act (New York Times, 10/12/12)

Court upholds SC voter ID law (The State, 10/10/12)
Campaigning so soon? (FITSNews, 10/1/12)
SEPTEMBER 2012
About that public corruption unit… (FITSNews, 9/26/12)
Another key DHEC staffer exits (The State, 9/25/12)
Commentary: SC Supreme Court’s Thurmond decision could trigger another purge of candidates (The State, 9/25/12)
Federal judges tough on attorneys in SC voter ID hearing (The State, 9/25/12)
SC Supreme Court to decide if Haley, budget board can raise insurance rates for state workers (The State, 9/25/12)
Gov. Haley stumps for Romney in NC (News & Observer, 9/24/12)
Supreme Court will hear lawsuit challenging state workers’ health insurance increase (The State, 9/24/12)
Embezzlement epidemic plagues SC (The State, 9/23/12)
Closing arguments set for South Carolina voting case (Washington Post, 9/23/12)
It’s a great day… to be outsourced! (FITSNews, 9/21/12)
Nikki Haley’s Tokyo tab: $54,000 (for now) (FITSNews, 9/21/12)
Commentary: In Lexington’s SC Senate races: Two challengers, one agenda (The State, 9/21/12)
SC Supreme Court says special primary OK (AP, 9/21/12)
New group with ties to SC governor raises $550,000 (The State, 9/21/12)
Officials provide update on SC harbor deepening (The State, 9/17/12)
Election 2012: Unlikely Democratic nominee faces uphill battle in 7th District (The State, 9/16/12)
Dems help GOP’s Courson hold job (The State, 9/15/12)
Democrats criticize SC GOP chairman for abortion comments (The State, 9/13/12)
About Nikki Haley’s cabinet … and about ‘streamlining government’ (FITSNews, 9/12/12)
Commentary: The maddening thing about voter ID (The State, 9/12/12)
Senator, agency joust on jobless insurance rates (The State, 9/12/12)
Mystery candidate could shake up SC gubernatorial race (FITSNews, 9/10/12)
Gov. Haley to hit the campaign trail for Romney (The State, 9/9/12)
SC Democrats play key roles in Obama campaign (The State, 9/8/12)
Upstart winner in SC’s 7th District wows once-wary party leaders (The State, 9/7/12)
Governor will lead SC’s trade mission to Japan (The State, 9/7/12)
Nikki (and Michael) Haley’s Japanese vacation (FITSNews, 9/6/12)
SC agencies hoard $166 million (FITSNews, 9/6/12)
Ralph Norman: Doing the dirty work Nikki Haley can’t do (FITSNews, 9/6/12)
Mike Forrester = What’s wrong with SC (FITSNews, 9/6/12)
The ‘Nikki Nazi’ story: Still going (FITSNews, 9/6/12)
SC Democratic chairman’s quip irks Haley (The State, 9/5/12)
Top SC Democrat compares Nikki Haley to Hitler’s mistress (FITSNews, 9/5/12)
Haley, Scott say Obama has ‘failed’ (The State, 9/5/12)
Sheheen vs. Haley again in ’14? (The State, 9/5/12)
SCGOP calls on Harpootlian to apologize for comment (FITSNews, 9/5/12)
SC Dems to Nikki Haley: ‘Do Your Job!’ (FITSNews, 9/4/12)
Democrats call on Nikki Haley to stop campaigning and focus on SC (FITSNews, 9/4/12)
SC Challenge: How to reduce college grad flight from state (The State, 9/3/12)
SC Dem delegates ‘are the big tent’ (The State, 9/3/12)
SLED workforce in growth spurt after years of cuts (AP, 9/1/12)
AUGUST 2012
Nikki Haley tells her biggest lies yet (FITSNews, 8/31/12)
SC residents testify photo ID rule would keep them from voting (The State, 8/31/12)
South Carolina voter ID law trial winds down (AP, 8/31/12)
Mark Sanford: Workin’ it (FITSNews, 8/31/12)
Haley speech: All that? (FITSNews, 8/30/12)
Some SC election officials unhappy with state’s voter ID law (The State, 8/30/12)
Budget surplus $15M short; cuts needed (The State, 8/30/12)
SC Senator told to ‘back off’ of jobless benefit investigation (FITSNews, 8/30/12)
NAACP cites Clemmons’ response to racist email in opposing voter ID law (Myrtle Beach Sun News, 8/30/12)
In South Carolina, shockingly candid talk about voter discrimination (The Atlantic, 8/30/12)
Nikki’s big night (FITSNews, 8/29/12)
Video: Haley talks immigration at RNC (The State, 8/29/12)
Video: Haley –  Romney will fix America (The State, 8/29/12)
SC lawmaker admits supportive response to racist email on voter ID bill (The State, 8/29/12)
Haley at forefront of GOP outreach to minorities (The State, 8/29/12)
Video: Haley speech and reaction (The State, 8/28/12)
SC ranks 26th in state debt, new report says (The State, 8/28/12)
SC lawmakers: No racial intent behind voter ID law (The State, 8/28/12)
‘Up-and-coming star’ Haley gets prime-time spotlight (The State, 8/28/12)
Haley shares ‘war stories’ with Tampa panel (The State, 8/27/12)
South Carolina’s past is on trial as photo ID case goes to federal court (The State, 8/26/12)
Former Gov. Sanford, Maria Belin Chapur to wed? (The State, 8/25/12)
Nikki Haley’s starring role in GOP war on women (FITSNews, 8/24/12)
State retirement fund loses $1 billion in value (The State, 8/23/12)
Video: Haley – Toughen ethics laws (The State, 8/23/12)
How to target government corruption in South Carolina (FITSNews, 8/23/12)
SCDHEC: Permits not required (FITSNews, 8/23/12)
Nikki Haley unveils ethics reforms (FITSNews, 8/22/12)
Haley refuses to answer reporter’s question at ethics briefing (The State, 8/22/12)
Harrell: Gov’s actions highlight need for ethics reform (The State, 8/22/12)
Just  a reminder : Nikki Haley remains awesome (Red State, 8/22/12)
Haley: Toughen ethics laws (The State, 8/22/12)
Lawsuit could lead to another wave of 2012 primaries in SC (The State, 8/22/12)
Workers rally against higher insurance costs (The State, 8/21/12)
‘Jettisoning Democracy’ in South Carolina (FITSNews, 8/21/12)
SCDSS: What gives? (FITSNews, 8/21/12)
Haley to speak first night of convention (The State, 8/20/12)
SC GOP officials endorse Knotts opponent (The State, 8/19/12)
SC treasurer defends vote raising state workers’ health insurance costs but says he could change his mind (The State, 8/17/12)
SC state workers challenge health insurance hike (Stateline, 8/17/12)

Nikki Haley gets her federal bailout (FITSNews, 8/17/12)
Another suit seeks to overturn insurance cost hike (The State, 8/16/12)
SC senators review jobless claims of fired workers (The State, 8/16/12)
Lawsuit: SC budget board ‘ignoring the law’ (The State, 8/15/12)
Opinion: Haley – Shared sacrifice (The State, 8/15/12)
State workers ask Supreme Court to overturn health insurance increase (The State, 8/15/12)
SC Democrats pay for anti-Romney TV ad in NC (The State, 8/15/12)
Judge rejects amending Savannah dredging suit (The State, 8/14/12)
Supreme Court to hear Haley ethics appeal (The State, 8/14/12)
Editorial: Making welfare reform work (Charleston Post & Courier, 8/12/12)
Lawmakers should sue the budget board, Senate candidate says (The State, 8/11/12)
The ‘Nikki Haley Courier?’ (FITSNews, 8/10/12)
Haley’s action on state worker insurance increase splits GOP (The State, 8/10/12)
Board votes to raise health insurance premiums for state workers (The State, 8/9/12)
Haley, Graham warn military cuts will be devastating to SC (The State, 8/9/12)
More welfare recipients transitioning to employment (The State, 8/9/12)
Haley appoints three to new state pension authority (The State, 8/7/12)
McCain, Haley among first announced for GOP confab (AP, 8/5/12)
JULY 2012
Gov. Haley’s husband to serve year in Afghanistan with SC Guard (The State, 7/31/12)
AT&T spends $276,000 on lobbying; most in SC this year (The Nerve Center, 7/31/12)
Gov. Nikki Haley listens to criticism of Obama from business leaders during Lansing, Mich visit (Detroit Free Press, 7/31/12)
Haley ethics probe cost taxpayers $61K (The State, 7/29/12)
More election chaos: A loss isn’t always a loss (The State, 7/28/12)
Disappearing article on Haley’s daughter creates intrigue (The Post & Courier, 7/26/12)
Haley’s daughter gets state job; questions of nepotism (The State, 7/26/12)
SC GOP to lose half its convention delegates (The State, 7/25/12)
SC seeks accurate health care numbers (The State, 7/25/12)
Rick Perry, Nikki Haley face hospital pushback on healthcare (The Maddow Blog, 7/24/12)
Lt. governor’s job is ‘a dying institution’ says McConnell (The State, 7/22/12)
June jobless rate jumps to 9.4% in SC (The State, 7/21/12)
Arts, coastal agencies back in business (The State, 7/19/12)
Finance numbers say DeMint not running in 2016 (The State, 7/18/12)
Senate takes up Haley budget vetoes today (The State, 7/18/12)
Study: SC voters may have trouble getting IDs (AP, 7/18/12)
Head of retirement systems to lead new SC agency (AP, 7/18/12)
RESULTS: House and Senate votes and notes on Haley vetoes (The State, 7/17/12)
SC House overrides veto for rape crisis centers (AP, 7/17/12)
Video: Arts supporters rally against Haley vetoes (The State, 7/17/12)
SC House overrides Haley’s education, arts vetoes (AP, 7/17/12)
House overrides vetoes closing SC Arts Commission (The State, 7/17/12)
Fundraising numbers say DeMint not running (Myrtle Beach Sun News, 7/17/12)
Live results: General Assembly veto votes in House completed (The State, 7/17/12)
Advocates of rape victims protest Haley veto (AP, 7/16/12)
Haley vetoes target special schools (The State, 7/16/12)
SC gov vetoes money to expand residential schools (AP, 7/15/12)
Sea Grant supporters rally to save coastal research agency (The State, 7/14/12)
SC budget board seeks legal advice on pension fund (The State, 7/13/12)
SC governor’s health vetoes cause furor (The State, 7/13/12)
SC school superintendent: Put failing schools in single district (The State, 7/12/12)
Editorial: Gov.Haley trims the fat (Myrtle Beach Sun News, 7/12/12)
Haley took 12 trips to raise funds, repays SLED (The State, 7/12/12)
Haley banks almost $1 million (The State, 7/11/12)
Haley: SC is ‘buzz’ sate for aerospace industry (The State, 7/11/12)
Veto pits governor against chief justice (The State, 7/11/12)
More veto outrage over Gov. Haley’s cuts to ‘distracting’ rape crisis centers (Palmetto Public Record, 7/10/12)
SC gov vetoes abuse and rape prevention funding, calls it a distraction (Think Progress, 7/10/12)
SC Dems urged to aid Obama’s NC effort (News & Observer, 7/10/12)
Hospital bills unpaid as South Carolina shuns Medicaid plan (The State, 7/10/12)
Democrats fighting back against arts vetoes (The State, 7/10/12)
SC Treasurer wants pension fund investigated (The State, 7/10/12)
Haley dodges political jabs, lands on feet (The State, 7/8/12)
Haley’s vetoes cripple two state agencies (The State, 7/7/12)
SC  governor to lead economic delegation to London air show (The State, 7/6/12)
Retirement bill to save billions, end shortfall (The State, 7/6/12)
A look at what SC Gov Haley vetoed (AP, 7/6/12)
Commentary: A South Carolina man of deeds (Washington Post, 7/6/12)
SC budget cuts hurt 3 Midlands school districts (The State, 7/4/12)
US Justice Dept again nixes SC voter ID law (AP, 7/2/12)
Haley relishes role of ‘kingmaker’ (The State, 7/1/12)
JUNE 2012
Haley administration ‘opts out’ of health care expansion (Post & Courier, 6/29/12)
Haley: ‘I’ve done nothing wrong’ (The State, 6/29/12)
SC governor’s ethics hearings under way (The State, 6/28/12)
Michael Haley’s Facbook post not a violation (The State, 6/27/12)
Video: Haley says her husband ‘has the right to get frustrated’ (The State, 6/26/12)
Senator demands Michael Haley apologize to Guard families (The State, 6/26/12)
State shutdown averted, but budget deal remains elusive (The State, 6/26/12)
Budget talks stall as gov’t shutdown looms (The State, 6/25/12)
Retirement system changes OK’d (The State, 6/22/12)
Government restructuring dies (The State, 6/22/12)
House, Senate debate plan to restructure (The State, 6/21/12)
Lawmakers agree to end controversial TERI program (The State, 6/21/12)
Veto of SC criminal record expungement bill stands (The State, 6/20/12)
Haley absence at event irks some (The State, 6/19/12)
Support for mini-nuclear reactors gaining steam in SC (The State, 6/19/12)
Budget held up over business tax cut (The State, 6/18/12)
Opinion: Haley successes don’t dispel need to clear ethics air (The Times and Democrat, 6/17/12)
Haley ethics probe shines light on dark side of SC politics (The State, 6/17/12)
SC jobless rate spikes to 9.1% as more people look for work (The State, 6/16/12)
Nikki Haley’s other canary comes clean (FITSNews, 6/15/12)
Vick’s votes cloud results in race for new congressional seat (The State, 6/14/12)
Haley not subpoenaed for hearing (The State, 6/14/12)
Deputy director leaving DHEC (The State, 6/14/12)
Nikki Haley won’t be called to testify (FITSNews, 6/14/12)
SC governors pressure Club for Growth (FITSNews, 6/14/12)
About those economic development ‘wins’ (FITSNews, 6/14/12)
SC insider regrets signing pro-Haley column (FITSNews, 6/13/12)
Haley vetoes four bills (The State, 6/13/12)
State sees record low primary turnout (The State, 6/13/12)
House, Senate argue over budget (The State, 6/13/12)
No decision on Vick’s vanishing votes until Friday (The State, 6/13/12)
SC 2012: The status quo holds (FITSNews, 6/13/12)
Abysmal turnout: 9.88% (FITSNews, 6/13/12)
Continental problems? (FITSNews, 6/13/12)
SC governor promotes offshore drilling (CBS MoneyWatch, 6/12/12)
Graham, Duncan, Wilson, and Haley present energy and jobs plan in Columbia (The Aiken Leader, 6/12/12)
SC’s longest-serving House member loses primary (The State, 6/12/12)
Ill-fated primary gasps to the finish line (The State, 6/12/12)
Teacher furloughs divide House, Senate (The State, 6/12/12)
Graham, Haley tout energy plan (The State, 6/12/12)
Turnout light across state in SC primary voting (The State, 6/12/12)
SC lawmakers embrace offshore energy (UPI, 6/12/12)
Graham, Haley push offshore drilling (Charleston Regional Business Journal, 6/12/12)
Nikki Haley endorses Lee Bright (FITSNews, 6/11/12)
SC Gov Haley’s office cites privilege in refusing to release ethics emails (The Post and Courier, 6/11/12)
During Spartanburg visit, Haley says she won’t release emails (Go Upstate, 6/11/12)
Voters will be asked for signatures by campaigns of ousted candidates (The State, 6/11/12)
Gov. Haley endorses Bright in state Senate race (Go Upstate, 6/10/12)
Ousted House primary candidate heads to court (The State, 6/10/12)
Commentary: Stop undermining Haley’s excellent economic performance (The Post and Courier, 6/10/12)
Rush to retirement by state workers feared (The State, 6/10/12)
South Carolina’s pension push into high-octane investments (New York Times, 6/9/12)
Ethics panel to hear Haley’s case June 28 (The State, 6/8/12)
Pension plan negotiators still far apart (The State, 6/7/12)
Nikki Haley’s Commerce Agency paying for positive press (FITSNews, 6/7/12)
Latest SC court ruling claims more candidates (The State, 6/7/12)
House votes to reduce raises for state workers (The State, 6/7/12)
Video: GOP primary election canceled in Oconee Co,; Upheaval statewide (WSPA, 6/6/12)
Counties scramble, cull candidates for SC primary (The State, 6/6/12)
SC Supreme Court: DHEC’s approval of Savannah River dredging broke the law (The State, 6/6/12)
This is crunch week for lawmakers (The State, 6/5/12)
SC denied special education hearing (The State, 6/5/12)
SRS retirees blast DOE for changes in medical benefits (The State, 6/5/12)
House, Senate conferees face showdown over retirement changes (The State, 6/1/12)
House ethics panel faces scrutiny (The State, 6/1/12)
MAY 2012
House ethics panel votes to reopen probe of SC governor (The State, 5/31/12)
Retirement system compromise attempted by SC House (The State, 5/31/12)
Haley: Bobby Jindal or Condi Rice should be VP (The State, 5/30/12)
Video: Nikki Haley: Pinata bashing was ‘creepy’ (Politico, 5/24/12)
$292 million added to state budget (The State, 5/9/12)
180 statewide off the ballot (The State, 5/5/12)
Senate panel: End TERI plan by 2018 (The State, 5/4/12)
50 local candidates may be off ballot (The State, 5/4/12)
Dems, GOP ask court for clarity (AP, 5/3/12)
Chaos in SC: High court orders up to 100 candidates off ballot (Political Insider, 5/3/12)
Up to 100 SC candidates ordered off June ballots (The State, 5/3/12)
SC House ethics panel clears Haley (Politico, 5/2/12)
SC voter ID law painted as larger political picture (Charleston Post & Courier, 5/2/12)
Haley cleared of illegal lobbying (The State, 5/2/12)
Agencies renew focus on security following HHS security breach (Charleston Post & Courier, 5/2/12)
SC House ethics panel clears Haley of charges (AP, 5/2/12)
Haley inquiry would be public (The State, 5/2/12)
Haley wants ‘example’ made of ex-state worker (The State, 5/1/12)
SC Supreme Court considering fate of primary candidates (The State, 5/1/12)
APRIL 2012
Money ‘speaks’: SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s PAC doled out big money in campaign donations, contracts (Charleston Post & Courier, 4/29/12)
Boeing rolls out first SC-made Dreamliner (The State, 4/28/12)
SC Senate OKs joint ticket in 2018; voters would have to ratify change (The State, 4/27/12)
SC Senate considers 4% raise for state workers (The State, 4/26/12)
SC House moves to sack SC State board (The State, 4/26/12)
SC would not pay for abortions in rape, incest under proposed bill (The State, 4/25/12)
Haley’s job rating inches upward (The State, 4/25/12)
SC sees recession easing (The State, 4/25/12)
Senators ‘working through’ pension system issues (The State, 4/25/12)
SC positioning itself at vanguard of mini-nuclear age (The State, 4/25/12)
Senate-House differences could derail new state agency (The State, 4/24/12)
Gov. Haley’s approval rating inches up (The State, 4/24/12)
Lt. Gov. McConell key to funding for elderly (The State, 4/23/12)
Critical deadline nears for South Carolina legislation (AP, 4/23/12)
SC  jobless rate hits 3-year low (The State, 4/21/12)
DHEC chief faces critical senators (The State, 4/20/12)
DHEC workers shown the door (The State, 4/19/12)
Haley, ‘fit and attractive,’ strikes a pose in Vogue (The State, 4/19/12)
SC retirement commission wants to spend $9M more (AP, 4/19/12)
Feds want suit over SC pollution permit dismissed (AP, 4/17/12)
Tea Party targets Lexington County Council (The State, 4/17/12)
Haley campaign will repay state (The State, 4/17/12)
SC governor’s memoir under fire (The State, 4/15/12)
New DHEC chief defends highly paid advisers (The State, 4/13/12)
SC governor re-election war chest nears $1 million (The State, 4/13/12)
SC Education Superintendent: Only teachers should get raises (The State, 4/13/12)
SC Democrats offer transparency ‘help’ to Haley (The State, 4/12/12)
Is it really a great day in South Carolina? (Stateline, 4/12/12)
SC pension changes prompt more to retire (The State, 4/11/12)
Ethics Commission to hear 7 allegations against Haley (The State, 4/11/12)
Ethics Commission probes Haley money (The State, 4/10/12)
A lie races across Twitter before the truth can boot up (New York Times, 4/9/12)
League of Women Voters, NAACP allowed into SC suit (The State, 4/5/12)
Haley’s efforts in freedom of information bill criticized (The State, 4/5/12)
Video: Gov. Haley on ‘The Colbert Report’ (The State, 4/4/12)
Nikki Haley’s succession problem (Washington Post, 4/4/12)
SC governor embarks on book-selling media blitz, tour (The State, 4/3/12)
Gov. Nikki Haley mixes it upon ‘The View’ (Politico, 4/3/12)
South Carolina considers private school tax perk (Stateline, 4/2/12)
Video: SC Gov. Nikki Haley says she’d turn down VP nod (ABC News, 4/2/12)
Resort-casino could mean thousands of SC jobs (The State, 4/1/12)
Haley’s book embraces Tea Party (The State, 4/1/12)
Time running out to cut sales taxes, exemptions (The State, 4/1/12)
MARCH 2012
No IRS investigation into SC Governor Nikki Haley (ABC News, 3/30/12)
Rumor of Haley indictment catches fire online (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/30/12)
SCE&G gets final approval for new nuclear plants (The State, 3/30/12)
SC governor denies she is tied to tax probe (The State, 3/30/12)
Job picture brightens in SC as unemployment rate falls to 9.1% (The State, 3/30/12)
Nikki Haley: ‘It is flat out not true’ (FITSNews, 3/30/12)
Haley indictment imminent? Stay tuned… (Palmetto Public Record, 3/29/12)
School-choice bill passes SC House, Senate outlook dimmer (The State, 3/29/12)
SC House panel OKs state income tax cut (The State, 3/28/12)
Democrats to Haley: No secrets (The State, 3/28/12)
SC leads the way in on-the-job training programs (The State, 3/27/12)
The buzz: Haley denies alleged affairs in new book (The State, 3/25/12)
Some in Tea Party cite ‘buyer’s remorse’ with SC Gov. Haley (The State, 3/25/12)
Legislator proposes repealing parts of SC self-defense law (The State, 3/23/12)
SC House targets Occupy camp (The State, 3/23/12)
Ethics suit action against Gov. Haley dismissed (The State, 3/22/12)
Pension changes clear SC House (The State, 3/22/12)
SC House moves to repair state retirement system (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/22/12)
DHEC adds executives, draws fire (The State, 3/22/12)
Judge ends legal action against Gov. Haley (The State, 3/21/12)
Ken Ard: ‘Walking scandal’ from the beginning (FITSNews, 3/21/12)
Nikki Haley lawsuit headed to SC House (FITSNews, 3/21/12)
House plan would make more low-income residents pay (The State, 3/21/12)
Charter, private schools could get boost (The State, 3/20/12)
SC Democrats unveil ethics reform package (FITSNews, 3/20/12)
Will lawsuit against Nikki Haley get swept under the rug? (FITSNews, 3/20/12)
NRCC sees big fundraising night with Nikki Haley (CNN, 3/20/12)
Proposal aims to privatize school buses (The State, 3/19/12)
It’s a great day in South Carolina .. for corruption (FITSNews, 3/19/12)
Democratic chairman criticizes one of his own for endorsing a Republican (The State, 3/19/12)
SC faces higher corruption risk (The State, 3/18/12)
GOP legislators rip Gov. Haley’s statewide tour on tax relief (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/17/12)
Senate Dems endorse Robert Ford’s re-election (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/16/12)
McConnell says he won’t run for his former Senate seat (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/16/12)
Extended jobless benefits to be slashed in SC (The State, 3/16/12)
Lies mounting for Nikki Haley’s SCDNR chairwoman (FITSNews, 3/16/12)
Sen. Ford on McConnell: ‘He’s too valuable not to be in the Senate’ (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/15/12)
Feds clear Haley of misusing health care reform grant (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/15/12)
Haley reveals new policy to retain all types of records (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/15/12)
House gives approval to 2012-13 budget plan (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/15/12)
Haley to preserve more records (The State, 3/15/12)
Democrat goes to bat for McConnell (FITSNews, 3/15/12)
Catherine Templeton’s SCDHEC posse (FITSNews, 3/15/12)
SC Budget: ‘We are forcing them back’ (FITSNews, 3/15/12)
SCGOP ‘Purity Pledge’ proponent steps down (FITSNews, 3/15/12)
McConnell surprises again: Won’t seek old senate seat (FITSNews, 3/15/12)
Senator proposes 4% pay raise for state workers, teachers (The State, 3/15/12)
SC House bans gubernatorial lobbying (FITSNews, 3/14/12)
Haley stands by tax cut proposal (Aiken Standard, 3/14/12)
SC governor’s office to stop deleting emails? (FITSNews, 3/14/12)
Now Nikki Haley says she didn’t back Harvey Peeler (FITSNews, 3/14/12)
Courson elected Senate leader; McConnell sworn in as Lt. Gov. (The State, 3/14/12)
Haley pitches tax cuts in North Charleston (Charleston City Paper, 3/14/12)
Haley ‘compliment’ lawmakers (FITSNews, 3/14/12)
Haley pounds legislators on budget (Columbia Free-Times, 3/14/12)
Nikki Haley’s budget director departing (FITSNews, 3/14/12)
Haley appointee gets top-level job at DHEC (The State, 3/14/12)
Columbia senator is Senate’s new top dog (The State, 3/13/12)
Video: Gov. Haley challenges Legislature on tax reform (Patch, 3/13/12)
Haley to talk taxes in N. Charleston (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/13/12)
SC’s jobless rate falls to a 3-year low (The State, 3/13/12)
McConnell sworn in as new lieutenant governor (The State, 3/13/12)
Number of jobless in SC falls to lowest level in more than three years (The State, 3/13/12)
McConnell to be sworn in today; Senate to elect new leader (The State, 3/13/12)
Tax-reform plan would eliminate tax-free holidays (The State, 3/12/12)
Trikki Nikki Haley’s ‘Tax cuts’ (FITSNews, 3/12/12)
Rainey vs. Haley: Will it move forward? (FITSNews, 3/12/12)
Ard resigns as Lt. Governor, pleads with judge for mercy (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/10/12)
‘Nero’ Nikki: Fiddling while SC burns (FITSNews, 3/10/12)
Reluctant McConnell steps in, but possibly not for long (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/10/12)
Dems look to replace Sen. Robert Ford (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/10/12)
Glenn McConnell will seek his old seat (FITSNews, 3/9/12)
Ken Ard saga: An affair, too? (FITSNews, 3/9/12)
Number 2 official in SC steps down over charges (New York Times, 3/9/12)
Glenn McConnell assumes SC Lt. Gov office (FITSNews, 3/9/12)
Will series of scandals hurt SC GOP? (The State, 3/9/12)
Turmoil at the State House (The State, 3/9/12)
Commentary: Putting McConnell on sidelines (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/9/12)
Lt. Gov Ard resigns from office; pleads guilty to ethics violations, receives probation (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/9/12)
Ard receives 5 years probation for bogus campaign contributions, spending abuses (The State, 3/9/12)
Lt. Gov Ken Ard resigns; McConnell to replace him (The State, 3/9/12)
SC Attorney General: Grand jury indicts Ken Ard (FITSNews, 3/9/12)
GOP lawmakers want to close ‘open’ primaries (The State, 3/8/12)
SC Palace Intrigue (FITSNews, 3/8/12)
Nikki Haley is on the warpath (FITSNews, 3/8/12)
SC Democrats to meet Saturday (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/8/12)
Nikki Haley’s casino diss resonates in Beaufort, Jasper (FITSNews, 3/8/12)
Courson interested in Lt. Gov job, should it come open (The State, 3/8/12)
A nimble politician, Ard trips over rules (The State, 3/7/12)
Governor sticks by DNR chair (The State, 3/7/12)
SC governor seeks to bolster economic, educational ties to India (Charleston Regional Business Journal, 3/7/12)
SC Dems to hold dueling conferences (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/7/12)
Haley bashes House budget-writers for their plan (The State, 3/7/12)
Tea Party leaders criticize Haley as reformer in name only (Columbia Free Times, 3/7/12)
As FOI bill moves, proponents warn of death by transparency (Columbia Free Times, 3/7/12)
Video: DNR chairwoman denies lying to senators under oath (WCSC, 3/7/12)
SC retirement proposal also hits current workers (The State, 3/7/12)
SC floats Medicaid plan (The State, 3/7/12)
Trikki Nikki nixes 10,000 jobs (FITSNews, 3/7/12)
Haley rips House budget for not including tax cuts (The State, 3/7/12)
Laurens County GOP OKs ‘purity’ pledge (The State, 3/6/12)
SC Supreme Court asked to declare port permits illegal (Savannah Morning News, 3/6/12)
Senators target DNR chairwoman (The State, 3/6/12)
Video: SC high school dropouts could lose driver’s licenses under new bill (Huffington Post, 3/6/12)
Nikki Haley’s SCDNR Chief in hot water (FITSNews, 3/6/12)
Nikki Haley’s “Casino Calculus” (FITSNews, 3/5/12)
Voter drive bill may be dead (Charleston Post & Courier, 3/3/12)
SC Senate overrides Haley veto of anti-harbor deepening vote (Savannah Morning News, 3/2/12)
Senate overrides Haley’s port veto (The State, 3/2/12)
Court to settle redistricting case by March 19 (The State, 3/2/12)
Senator calls for end to Ard inquiry (The State, 3/1/12)
FEBRUARY 2012
Effort to stop nationwide education standard stalls in committee (The State, 2/29/12)
SC House overrides Haley’s veto on port permit (CBS Moneywatch, 2/29/12)
SC Legislature set to override governor’s deepening veto (Savannah Morning News, 2/29/12)
Bonus for state workers, teachers? (The State, 2/29/12)
House members bash Haley, overturn her port veto (The State, 2/28/12)
SC Gov. Haley vetoes Savannah dredging bill (Savannah Morning News, 2/28/12)
Retirement system proposal would cut $2.2 billion from deficit (The State, 2/28/12)
Haley urges Obama to spend more on port deepening (The State, 2/28/12)
Haley vetoes bill, clears way for Georgia port deepening (The State, 2/28/12)
House overturns Haley’s port veto (The State, 2/28/12)
SC budget fight will focus on money for local governments (The State, 2/27/12)
Commentary: Suppressing voter drives goal of bill (Charleston Post & Courier, 2/26/12)
Filibuster against DHEC nominee on hold (The State, 2/24/12)
Haley won’t repay security costs for DC trip (The State, 2/24/12)
Lawmakers split on new education standards (The State, 2/24/12)
SC House committee approves spending plan (The State, 2/24/12)
Election Commission: No evidence of voter fraud (The State, 2/24/12)
House panel backs 2% raises (The State, 2/23/12)
SC lawmakers propose developers’ tax credits (The State, 2/23/12)
DHEC nominee derailed by filibuster (The State, 2/23/12)
Teachers ask lawmakers to protect their benefits (The State, 2/22/12)
State budget talks: teacher raises in jeopardy (The State, 2/22/12)
Cities, counties want extra $70 million from state (The State, 2/21/12)
Haley budget: More for schools or actually less? (The State, 2/21/12)
Lawmakers deny local governments more money (The State, 2/21/12)
State has more money to spend, but that won’t end budget fights (The State, 2/20/12)
Senate OKs government restructuring (The State, 2/17/12)
Treasurer Loftis recommended two firms that ally later represented (The State, 2/15/12)
DHEC’s top lawyer quitting the agency (The State, 2/14/12)
Plan would remove SC treasurer from investment commission (The State, 2/14/12)
Deal, Haley meet in Augusta about stalled port (Augusta Chronicle, 2/10/12)
Pension proposal squeezes retirees, workers (The State, 2/9/12)
Lawmakers might block Savannah port suit (The State, 2/9/12)
The Economy in SC: Turning a corner at last (The State, 2/9/12)
SC House GOP wants to cut tax exemptions (The State, 2/9/12)
SC parks directors: Yes we can (The State, 2/8/12)
Treasurer Loftis: SLED investigation ‘just a roadblock’ (The State, 2/8/12)
Haley rebuffs party over Savannah port (GPB, 2/7/12)
13 agencies want to keep parts of their budgets secret (The State, 2/7/12)
New charges leveled over deepening Savannah River (Savannah Morning News, 2/3/12)
Bills targeting jobless benefits advance in SC Legislature (The State, 2/2/12)
Probe of SC Lt. Gov. enters 7th month (The State, 2/2/12)
Panel votes to end abortion coverage for rape victims (The State, 2/2/12)
‘Pay-for-play’ scheme probed at state’s $25 billion retirement system (The State, 2/2/12)
Bills target the unemployed (The State, 2/1/12)
JANUARY 2012
Editorial: SC legislature – drinking the kool-aid (Savannah Morning News, 1/27/12)
SC lawmakers strike Savannah River dredging permit, DHEC powers (Savannah Morning News, 1/26/12)
It’s unanimous: House deplores decision on ports (The State, 1/26/12)
SC state revenues continue to grow (The State, 1/26/12)
Charge of ‘dead voters’ disputed (The State, 1/26/12)
New voters may have to prove citizenship (The State, 1/26/12)
DNR board called to testify about agency head’s departure (The State, 1/25/12)
Haley, Republicans take aim at unions (The State, 1/25/12)
Haley critic calls it quits (The State, 1/25/12)

Analysis: State’s tea party liked what it saw (Charleston Post & Courier, 1/22/12)
In SC primary, Nikki Haley takes hit with Mitt Romney loss (Politico, 1/22/12)
Lawmakers examine Haley’s restructuring plan (The State, 1/20/12)

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