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3 Democrats call for House vote on SC DSS director

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Three Democrats want the South Carolina House to take a no-confidence vote in the Department of Social Services' director.

The three Democrats representing Richland County are introducing a resolution urging Gov. Nikki Haley to fire director Lillian Koller. Rep. James Smith says a "yes" vote would send a clear signal to the Republican governor. Haley has repeatedly backed Koller despite several calls for her ousting.

It's unlikely the resolution will get a vote in the Republican-controlled House before the regular legislative session ends June 5.

A Senate panel is investigating potential problems at the agency. Allegations include that Koller's management method for meeting priorities has led to decisions based on numbers instead of children's welfare. She disputes that.

Senators have questioned Koller about two children who died in Richland County.

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