Thursday, May 23 2013 8:04 PM EDT2013-05-24 00:04:07 GMT
Defense attorneys for Brett Parker started presenting their case in his double murder trial Thursday.Attorney Dave Fedor told the jury prosecutors have shown "not one scintilla" if evidence that ParkerMore >>
Defense attorneys for Brett Parker started presenting their case in his double murder trial Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:00 PM EDT2013-05-24 00:00:38 GMT
An accounting firm's report into a high school's athletic booster club confirms what WIS uncovered in its investigation. A report released this week showed that two checks were indeed signed by an unauthorizedMore >>
An accounting firm's report into a high school's athletic booster club confirms what WIS uncovered in its investigation.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:40:36 GMT
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.Margie Hamm, 34, was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to the Columbia Police Department.PoliceMore >>
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-24 00:03:09 GMT
A friend of Tammy Jo Parker testified Wednesday that he was intimate with the 44-year-old while she was married to Brett Parker. The revelation comes just days after Brett Parker admitted he had a girlfriendMore >>
A friend of Tammy Jo Parker testified Wednesday that he was intimate with the 44-year-old while she was married to double-murder suspect Brett Parker.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:32:46 GMT
One person was taken to the hospital Thursday night after a house fire in Columbia. The Columbia Fire Department was called to the home on Haverford Circle off Monticello Road just before 11 p.m.No additionalMore >>
One person was taken to the hospital Thursday night after a house fire in Columbia.More >>
By SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley is demanding that South Carolina state senators cut more taxes.
The Republican governor said Tuesday the Senate needs to include in its 2012-13 spending plan a reduction in personal income taxes.
Haley criticized the Senate as the chamber opened floor debate on the Finance Committee's budget proposal.
"The House never gets the money tree, but the Senate always gets the money tree and when that money tree falls, it is like a pack of wolves on steak and I'm telling you, that steak belongs to the taxpayers," Haley said. "That's what I'm trying to tell them is that you can't go and do this. This is not okay. They have a moral obligation to understand where this money comes from."
Haley says she appreciates that the plan incorporates a bill reducing taxes paid by small business owners. That 4-year phase-in is expected to reduce revenue by $15 million next year. But Haley insists the Senate include a second tax-cutting bill. The bill as passed by the House last month doesn't take effect until 2013, but Haley says the $78 million should be set aside now.
Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman says the budget already includes $752 million in tax relief.
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