Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Agenda: CofC ends merger, coach in limbo; T-Rav's equal time?; DSS needs caseworkers

After primary defeat, Campbell gets $116k state job

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Three weeks after initial reports surfaced of a report detailing alleged verbal abuse by CofC basketball coach Doug Wojcik, and a day after the school's Board of Trustees met in executive session for an hour and additional allegations triggered a second investigation, leadership from the school or its athletic department has still made no comment on the status of the third-year head coach, who would be owed more than $1 million if he's fired without cause. [P&C, ABC 4]

In a note to campus community members yesterday, new CofC President Glenn McConnell did disclose that the school is no longer persuing a merger with MUSC, but will rather expand the school's studies to look at offering doctoral degrees. [ABC 4]

DSS officials returned to the Statehouse Wednesday to talk with lawmakers on an agency oversight committee about ongoing needs at the agency to address reported cases of abuse and neglect, including a call for 200 additional caseworkers. [The State]

No real reason for this picture other than the fact that HBC's face is priceless:

A new group has formed to protest the proposed legalization of gambling along the Grand Strand, called Myrtle Beach People's Rally. [WBTW]

Will Thomas Ravenel's TV blitz this fall—campaign TV ads and "Southern Charm" reruns—muddy the waters as far as federal equal time regulations go in his independent bid to unseat Lindsey Graham? [P&C]

Upstate Congressman Mick Mulvaney is angling to head up the Republican Study Committee on Capitol Hill, after the caucus' past leader was elevated to majority whip. [The State/G'ville News]

Congressman Jim Clyburn is also working to kickstart a new coalition, announcing the formation of the Medicaid Caucus yesterday, aimed at encouraging states, including S.C., to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. [The State]

A little over a month after Mike Campbell, son of late Gov. Carroll Campbell, lost his second straight lieutenant governor primary, Gov. Haley appointed him to a $116,000-per year job as a member of the state Workers Compensation Commission. [G'ville]

The Red Cross is calling for more donors to prevent a blood shortage in the state, after donations were down over the last three months. [SC Radio]

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