Monday, March 31, 2014

The Agenda: T-Rav has license suspended; Election filing period closed; Library makes pitch to public

Democrat Hutto announces bid to challenge Lindsey Graham

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:58 AM

T-Rav will have his S.C. drivers license suspended for six months after being convicted for DWI stemming from his July 2013 arrest in the Hamptons. [P&C]

With the closing of the filing period for the November general election, we now have the full list of names of the candidates who will appear on ballots across the state after summer primaries. [The State]

Lawmakers will also vote on members of the boards of trustees of state colleges and universities this week in the Statehouse. The State reports that just four of the 56 seats up for a vote will have more than one candidate, after 11 have dropped out in recent weeks. [The State]

Late Friday, Democrats announced that Orangeburg Rep. Brad Hutto would file to be a candidate to challenge U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. [P&C]

South Carolina Republicans have managed to gain a stranglehold on state legislative and constitutional office political positions in the past decade or so, and many credit that ascendance to the GOP's control of the once-a-decade redistricting process. [P&C]

Charleston library officials are hoping that a series of public meetings will help educate the public on the library's community services ahead of a November referendum that proposes $108 million in library improvements. [P&C]

NPR covers efforts in Denmark, S.C., which has used a community-based approach to comprehensive sex education that has slashed the teen pregnancy rate in the small town. [NPR]

A $1 billion investment announced by BMW on Friday will bring 800 jobs and a new vehicle line to the company's Greer plant, which will become the automaker's largest. [NY Times, GSA Business]

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