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Monday, November 20, 2017

Greenlink to deploy Proterra buses

Bus maker with Greenville factory to receive at least half of $55 million awarded by the Federal Transit Administration

Greenville Chamber disappointed in Trump’s DACA decision

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce has released a statement expressing disappointment regarding President Donald J. Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Texas judge strikes down Obama overtime rule

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in November had issued a preliminary injunction blocking the mandate from the U.S. Labor Department.

Business lobby pressures Graham, Scott on Ex-Im

"We just haven’t gotten assurances if they had to cast the votes how they would vote."--Ted Pitts, president of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Ex-con Jerry Blassingame leads the charge to get an expungement bill...

Jerry Blassingame says he wants to change the law not just for himself, but for the former prisoners he helps through his Greenville-based ministry, Soteria Community Development Corp.

The pro-business argument to erase the arrest records of some felons 

For people with criminal records, finding a job can be hard.

Sens. Turner, Gambrell declared ‘Business Champions’

Turner, a Greenville Republican, was the only state senator from the Upstate to score 100 percent on the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Legislative Scorecard.

President Trump reportedly takes another swipe at Germany

President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to stoke concerns about the nation’s trade relationship with Germany, reportedly calling Germans "very bad."

Unemployment rate drops 0.1% in April

The number of people working in South Carolina has reached a record high, according to the state Department of Education and Workforce, who released their employment figures for April.

Construction to start next year on new federal courthouse

The 193,000-square-foot courthouse — to be named for former South Carolina Gov. Carroll A. Campbell Jr. — is planned on what is now a parking lot directly across East North Street from the Greenville County courthouse.

Todd Horne announces candidacy for Spartanburg mayor

Todd Horne, vice president of business development for Spartanburg-based Clayton Construction Co., announced his candidacy for the Spartanburg mayor’s seat on Tuesday.

Report: SC would be among the states hurt most by proposed...

The study by Americans for Prosperity found that South Carolina is among the six states that would be most negatively impacted by the border tax because imports make up nearly 20 percent of its GDP.

Greenville County Council may repeal rule requiring supermajority for tax hike

For more than 12 years, Greenville County Council has bound itself by a special rule of council regarding new taxes or fees: Any increase requires approval of a “supermajority” of nine out of 12 council members.

Asked about his road plan, McMaster offers no specifics

“We need to be sure that we’re spending the money properly, that it’s going to the right place, going to priorities, and I believe if we do that, we can fix the roads,” he told reporters in Greenville Wednesday.

‘Time to quit talking and start voting,’ says SC Chamber CEO...

The Chamber chief discusses a variety of topics, including whether the General Assembly will approve more road funding as the state chamber and others want.

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