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Sep 29th 2016

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    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson talks with panelists Dr. Ronnie Booth, President, Tri-County Technical College and Scott Dorney, Executive Director, North Carolina Military Business Center. Topics include: Federal Overreach, The MOX Project and Accountability.  

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    AG Wilson Discusses Overtime Rule Lawsuit with Neil Cavuto  FOX Business Sept. 21, 2016 The lawsuit alleges that the rule, which would allow millions of Americans to qualify for overtime pay, is unconstitutional. According to the White House, the new rule “doubles the salary threshold—from $23,660 to $47,476 per year—under which most salaried workers are guaranteed overtime.” South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined the FOX Business Network to explain why he opposes the overtime rule, set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. “This administration is completely circumventing the rule of law,” Wilson said. “It’s a power grab…

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    Attorney General Alan Wilson Joins 21 States Challenging  U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Rule   (COLUMBIA, S.C.) South Carolina Alan Wilson today joined a coalition of 21 states in filing a federal court complaint challenging the United States Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. If implemented, the new rule will more than double the minimum salary overtime threshold for public and private workers without Congressional authorization. The rule will force many state and local governments to substantially increase their employment costs. Some governments may be forced to eliminate some services and even lay off employees. The complaint urges the court to…

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    In Memoriam The South Carolina Silent Witness Story Tuesday, October 4, 2016 10:30 a.m. South Steps South Carolina State House Grounds A solemn ceremony to remember those who died as a result of domestic violence during 2015. During the ceremony, Attorney General Wilson will call the name of each fatal domestic violence victim from the previous year. Friends and family members will place silhouettes on the state house steps which represent the victims. An additional silhouette will represent the unknown victims.

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    ATTORNEY GENERAL ALAN WILSON STATEMENT REGARDING MOX LAWSUIT (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released the following statement regarding a lawsuit filed in federal district court today against the United States Department of Energy regarding the MOX facility in Aiken County. “Today, a lawsuit was filed in federal district court against the United States Department of Energy to require the federal government to obey the rule of law. “In September 2015, we sent a letter to Secretary Moniz stating that we expected the Department of Energy to follow through with its promises, otherwise we would be seeking legal…

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  • State AGs: Sending our States Guantanamo detainees would ‘violate federal law and harm our States’ (Columbia, S.C.)  – Three state attorneys general today told the president any attempt to relocate detainees from Guantanamo Bay to their states would be illegal and should be rejected. In a letter to President Obama, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson noted that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch yesterday testified in Congress that federal law does not allow transfer of detainees to the U.S. mainland. The state attorneys general ask the president to “abide by…

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  • Investor Alert: Be on the Lookout for Investment Scams Related to the Recent Historic Rain and Flooding 10/09/2015 The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to help educate investors, including individuals who may receive lump sum payouts from insurance companies and others following the recent historic rainfall and flooding in and around South Carolina, about investment fraud. Hurricanes, floods, oil spills, and other disasters often give rise to investment scams. These scams can take many forms, including promoters touting companies purportedly involved in cleanup efforts, trading programs that falsely guarantee high returns, and classic…

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  •         South Carolina is partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in promoting the Blue Campaign. The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the DHS efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice. Through this partnership, the Attorney General’s Office will provide Blue Campaign training and awareness materials throughout the state to raise public consciousness of human trafficking. These materials will help individuals and communities recognize…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.)   Attorney General Alan Wilson released the following statement commending the hard work of the General Assembly on passing domestic violence reform and Gov. Nikki Haley for signing it into law today: “I commend Gov. Haley for signing domestic violence reform into law. “While the bill is not perfect and is not the last measure of domestic violence reform needed, it is a giant first step in combatting domestic violence. I look forward to working with Gov. Haley and members of the General Assembly in the future to take the additional steps necessary to further combat this heinous crime…

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