Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Agenda: Infilaw reopening door to talks; Clyburn gets a challenger; Golf carts hit the streets

Ryberg to act as temp pension chief

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Sumter state Rep. Leon Winn will challenge Congressman Jim Clyburn in next year's midterm elections. [The State]

Gov. Nikki Haley wants a list of all the state-owned buildings in her kingdom in an effort to root out waste in state government. [AP]

click to enlarge Charleston School of Law - JONATHAN BONCEK FILE PHOTO
  • Jonathan Boncek file photo
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Since nobody expressed interest in writing a check for Charleston Law last time around, InfiLaw is once again reopening the door for other groups, particularly ones with cougars for mascots, who may be interested in buying the private law school. [P&C]

District Court Judge Richard Gergel said yesterday that the gub'mint shutdown is not reason enough to grant an extension on the deadline set for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to re-address the project as directed by Gergel. [P&C]

Controversy is swirling around the hiring of former state Sen. Greg Ryberg to temporarily replace departed state pension chief Darry Oliver after Oliver resigned last week during a meeting to discuss reported mistreatment by state Treasurer Curtis Loftis. [Greenvile News]

From the opinion pages, Lisa Rikard, president of the U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform called Loftis the "latest tainted by ‘Pay to play’" [P&C]

You've probably seen a lot more golf carts around the Charleston area lately, but the state actually collects little data on their use. [P&C]

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