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.
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.
“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.
While the number of people working in South Carolina hit a new record, an even greater number of people entered the workforce, leading to a slight increase in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January.
The event, emceed by Merl Code, featured the presentation of the Chamber’s annual awards, remarks from new Chamber President and CEO Carlos Phillips, and the passing of the gavel from 2016 Board of Directors Chair David Lominack to 2017 Chair Brenda Thames.
The South Carolina Speaker of the House said during a talk in Greenville on Monday, Jan. 9,, that businesses will eventually stop investing in the state if lawmakers don’t find the money to repair its crumbling road network.
An Australian trade official said during a visit to Greenville that his country would talk with China about its plans for an Asia-wide trade agreement that would not include the United States, though no decisions have been made.
Restaurants and other kinds of businesses were just getting ready to comply with an Obama administration rule extending overtime pay to 4.2 million workers when a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday putting the change on hold for now.