Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Agenda: City reacts to WSJ ranking; Poll shows attitudes on race, pot use; Boeing bringing 777X work

Coastal Carolina Fair opening

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 11:29 AM

A Winthrop University poll out this week gauged South Carolinians' opinions on a variety of topics from politics to recreational use of marijuana to race and welfare. The survey showed that Gov. Nikki Haley's approval rating remains in the low-40s and found that U.S. Sen. Tim Scott "remains a mystery to many residents." [P&C, CP]

click to enlarge The tail of Boeing's 777 - BOEING PHOTO
  • Boeing photo
  • The tail of Boeing's 777
An internal Boeing memo says the company is set to route some of the design work on its new 777X line of passenger jets through the North Charleston Boeing facility. [CRBJ, P&C]

The Coastal Carolina Fair opens today at the fairgrounds in Ladson. Organizers say they don't plan to follow the recent State Fair's policy prohibiting unaccompanied minors admission after 8pm. [P&C]

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham continues to vow to block the confirmation of presidential nominees until more is heard from the families of victims of the 2012 Benghazi attack. That's all nominees... Except for the new secretary of Homeland Security and the director of Federal Housing Finance Agency. [Politico]

The City of Charleston's CFO Stephen Bedard said he felt "kind of like one of those kids bullied online" after the Wall Street Journal ranked Chucktown as the worst city in the nation in terms of having cash on hand to address its finances. Mayor Joe Riley criticized the story's "sloppy process," and said it led to the publishing of information that "would be like me writing an article about neurosurgery." Bedard pointed to the city's high ratings from S&P and Moody's. [P&C, CRBJ]


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