Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Agenda: CCL pushes hands-free law; Clemson, USC ranked; Citadel Mall in foreclosure

Haley names Pitts as chief of staff

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 10:44 AM

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The Coastal Conservation League came out in support of a total ban on devices used by drivers while driving, saying proposed local texting-only bans don't go far enough. [P&C]

Citadel Mall is undergoing foreclosure, being placed in receivership as of September 1, leaving some tenants to wonder about their future at the retail center. [P&C]

Clemson notched a school-high ranking of #21 among U.S. public schools on the newest annual U.S. News & World Report report. USC came in at #55 among public schools. [The State]

Area Development magazine ranks South Carolina as the 2nd-most business-friendly state in the nation behind Texas. [CRBJ]

Gov. Nikki Haley named former Lexington County legislator and deputy chief of staff, 41-year old Ted Pitts, to be her new chief of staff after the departure of former chief of staff Bryan Stirling last week, who Haley named to lead the state Department of Corrections. [The State]

Haley said it's too early to say whether state estimates that show increasing health insurance rates under new federally-managed exchanges will actually pan out during a talk yesterday at a Medicaid conference in North Charleston. [CRBJ]

A Murrells Inlet high school closed early after burned American flags were found outside the school Monday morning. [WaPo/AP]

From the opinion pages: "If law doesn't require Haley to reimburse state for N.C. trip, law needs changing" [The State]


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