Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Agenda: Haley gets locked out; Daniel Island switching counties?; Okla. gov signs Brown extradition letter

Sheheen knocked over recommendation of arrested state employee

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Gov. Nikki Haley got herself a round of playful press coverage Wednesday after a Facebook post about being locked out of the governor's mansion in her robe after sending her children off to school. Sigh... [CNN, State]

The S.C. Commission on Higher Education will take up the pending sale of Charleston School of Law to InfiLaw at its meeting on Thursday. The commission and the American Bar Association must approve the sale before it is finalized. [P&C]

The State reports that six months before former state employee Christopher Lykes was arrested for stealing the personal information of a quarter-million South Carolinians, State Sen. Vincent Sheheen—the presumptive Democratic challenger to Gov. Nikki Haley in 2014—wrote a letter of recommendation for Lykes as he pursued a promotion within the state Dept. of Health and Human Services. [State]

State Ethics Director Herb Hayden told the AP on Wednesday that Gov. Nikki Haley should have been reimbursing taxpayers for mileage in state vehicles taken to fundraising events since she took office in 2011. Haley's attorney Butch Bowers on the ruling: "He plans to seek a new opinion from the ethics agency’s board that gives the governor an exception." [P&C/AP]

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Greenville County GOP that would have required voters to register by party before voting in state primaries. [AP]

BMW said Wednesday that it plans to locate a new distribution and logistics hub near the new South Carolina Inland Port in Greer. [Greenville News]

Residents of Daniel Island, which lies in Berkeley County, are reportedly looking into their options to switch the City of Charleston community into Charleston County. [P&C]

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed an extradition order Wednesday that would send Dusten Brown, the natural father of "Baby Veronica," to Charleston to face criminal charges stemming from the ongoing custody dispute over his three-year old daughter. [AP, P&C]

Submitted without comment: "State Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, will debate YouTube videos of Lindsey Graham at a Columbia Tea Party gathering Thursday." [State]

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