Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Agenda: Maroon morons in Columbia; Underpaying F&B staff; Workers comp for kickball injury


Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Lawmakers are considering changes to the way criminal record expungement process works, but not without some controversy. [P&C]

The P&C's Hanna Raskin posted an investigative piece yesterday looking at the issue of Charleston restaurants chronically underpaying their staff, with an analysis of state labor complaints showing over $388,000 reportedly owed to Charleston foodservice workers. [P&C]

The saga of CofC's search for a new basketball coach got a little more interesting yesterday, after the two finalists for the job told local reporters that they were withdrawing from the process, reportedly as the school was set to announce former Cougar and NBA player Anthony Johnson as the next coach. Don't miss our interactive timeline of the how the search has gotten to this point. [ABC News 4]

Lawmakers returned to Columbia yesterday for a one-day session to consider two Haley vetoes they couldn't get to in June. Some criticized the decision to call a special session at a cost of $32,000 for reps' transportation and lodging the day before the Gamecocks kick off the 2015 season down the street. [P&C]

A bunch of crazy people in maroon (Texas A&M Aggie fans), turned out at the Statehouse at midnight last night for the customary Aggie Yell practice in enemy territory, but not without a little grief from Gamecocks fans. Never seen Yell practice? You're welcome. [SB Nation, The State, WIS, YouTube]

The New York Times stopped by Charlotte recently for their weekly '36 Hours In' series. [NYT]

A 3-2 ruling by the State Supreme Court this week found that a man injured during a work kickball game is entitled to workers compensation benefits from his employer. [SC Radio]

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