Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Agenda: Plans for the Neck area presented; Folly-Camp Rd. could get attention; 2016 GOPers in town

State Supreme Court wags finger at Haley veto of certificate of need funding

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:34 PM

click to enlarge Santorum (left) and Cruz both visit Charleston this week - PBS NEWSHOUR, GAGE SKIDMORE
  • PBS Newshour, Gage Skidmore
  • Santorum (left) and Cruz both visit Charleston this week

Former Republican Senator from Pennsylvania and on again-off again presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke at the Citadel yesterday, saying he wouldn't endorse in the state's U.S. Senate contests this year, and current U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is scheduled to talk at the military school today. [P&C, AP]

The master plan for the 'neck' area that connects downtown and the area of North Charleston inside I-526 was presented to the planning commission last night. [Live 5, Partnership for Prosperity]

Charleston County officials are debating whether to shift $15 million from a proposed project on Maybank Highway to a long-sought-after project to improve the intersection of Folly and Camp Roads on James Island. [P&C]

USC graduate Michael LaForgia ('05) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize yesterday for his local reporting for the Tampa Bay Times. Charlotte Observer editorial cartoonist Kevin Siers was also awarded a Pulitzer. [The State, Charlotte Observer]

Candidate for U.S. Senate Lee Bright on USC Upstate: "They're more about indoctrination than education and the people of South Carolina have had about enough." [WIS]

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a complaint against Clemson University over "constitutional concerns about how the public university's football program is entangled with religion." [G'ville News]

The State Supreme Court has ruled that the state's certificate-of-need regulations, which oversee how hospitals and nursing homes are planned and built, should stay on the books during a case that was appealing Gov. Nikki Haley's veto of funding for the program. [The State]

Haley signed into law yesterday a bill that will require more convicted drunk drivers to install ignition interlock devices. [AP]


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