Which Businesses are “Essential” or “Critical” under the South Carolina Executive Orders?

April 8, 2020

Beginning last week on Wednesday, April 1st, in South Carolina non-essential businesses, venues, facilities, and services were ordered to be closed to non-employees and the public. In the latest Executive Orders issued on April 3rd & 6th, South Carolina Governor McMaster has further defined which businesses must be closed. The latest “Home or Work Order” (No. 2020-21),…

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Impending Sequester Cuts in North and South Carolina

February 28, 2013

(c) On February 24th, 2013 the White House released a state-by-state report of $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board cuts to the federal budget that would go into effect on March 1st and run through the end of September if Congress and President Barack Obama can’t reach a deal to reduce spending by the end…

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South Carolina Becomes 9th State to Pass Benefit Corporation Legislation

July 18, 2012

South Carolina is the latest state to adopt legislation recognizing benefit corporation’s as a legal structure available for incorporation. First introduced by Maryland in 2010 and now recognized in a total of nine states, benefit corporations have to take account of non-financial interests, such as social, environmental or community objectives. The companies are required to…

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SC House Passes Controversial Immigration Bill

June 22, 2011

As previously reported on our blog, controversial immigration laws have been passed in Arizona, Georgia, Utah, and Indiana. On Tuesday, South Carolina became the fifth state whose House of Representatives agreed to a new parliamentary bill concerning illegal immigration. The lawmakers sent this new immigration bill to Governor Nikki R. Haley for her signature. The…

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SC House Judiciary Subcommittee Removes Wire Transfer Fee from Immigration Bill

April 8, 2011

On Thursday, the attempt by the South Carolina legislator to tax money that illegal immigrants send back home was removed from an immigration bill. Opponents of the section said the fee on out-of-country wire transfers would hurt not only businesses but also students and military families. The Charlotte Observer reported a House Judiciary subcommittee voted…

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