Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Agenda: Lt gov post could sit empty; Wilson says he'll correct filings; Worry over CofC readings

Lady Gamecocks get #1 seed

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 11:40 AM

If the College of Charleston taps Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell to be its new president and Senate President Pro Tempore John Courson declines to be elevated to the post, the position as the state's second-in-command could sit empty until a new lieutenant governor, set to be elected in November, would take over. [The State]

CofC faculty and students say they're worried about the future of the College's summer reading program and what political involvement future years will bring. [P&C]

Columbia columnist Cindi Scoppe (and her "pet-peeve meter") on CofC controversy: "When is a book ban not a book ban?" [The State]

Charleston School of Law President Andrew Abrams said Monday in a lengthy dispatch to the campus community that he believes the school's acquisition by InfiLaw is its best possible course of action. [CRBJ]

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Yesterday, Attorney General Alan Wilson's campaign tells the AP that it will correct campaign filings four years' worth of quarterly campaign finance filings. Initial questions about the Wilson campaign filings stemmed from a City Paper report by staff writer Corey Hutchins. [AP, City Paper]

Wilson and Gov. Nikki Haley will be joined by Aiken-area lawmakers at a press conference today at the Statehouse. A purpose hasn't been given for the presser, but last week, S.C. congressmen directed Haley to "explore any legal avenues" regarding the threatened defunding of the $30 billion MOX nuclear waste processing program at the Savannah River Site. [AP, G'ville News]

Congressman Mark Sanford could go unopposed in November if Democrats don't field a candidate to force him into an election. [P&C]

Greenwood County Councilwoman Edith Childs, better known as the "small woman" who piped up during a 2008 campaign trip by Sen. Barack Obama with what would become the campaign's "Fired up?" "Ready to go!" call-and-response, will run for re-election. [Greenwood Index-Journal]

The Lady Gamecocks will be the #1 seed in the Seattle regional bracket of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. [WIS-TV]


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