The auditing company which delivered the clean bill of health for Berkeley County Schools last month is defending their work a week after the district fired their CFO amid embezzlement allegations. Source: P&C
Six Republicans and zero Democrats have filed to run for the congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, who was confirmed last week to head up the Office of Management and Budget. Source: The State
$93 million: The cost for South Carolina to comply with the federal REAL ID law, which the state has skirted for nearly a decade. Source: CRBR
Rev. Al Sharpton was among the speakers at a 150-person S.C. Statehouse protest yesterday for a "Peoples March" on Presidents' Day. Source: P&C
Speaking at rally on the Capitol steps in Columbia, South Carolina against the Immigration ban and the repeal of ACA on President's Day. pic.twitter.com/QzAOkBlx4Y— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) February 20, 2017
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott toured the National Museum of African-American History and Culture with President Donald Trump today. Source: Twitter
The state Chamber of Commerce is pushing a bill that would cut down on paperwork for small businesses that work over a wide area and cut taxes for those businesses. But The State columnist Cindi Scoppe says the proposal could force increased local taxes and put small local businesses at a further disadvantage. Source: P&C, The State
The Supreme court of the United States has denied an appeal from a S.C. death row inmate guilty of killing an off-duty cop in 2004. Source: AP
A York County lawmaker is proposing a ban on the Confederate flag being shown in any public building in the state except in museums. Source: Rock Hill Herald
The State headline: "Why does the Confederate flag hurt the SC Confederate Relic Room?"
The mother of the teen arrested over apparent Dylann Roof copycat attacks says she was surprised to learn of her son's plotting, saying that she raised a churchgoing boy. Source: WBTW
Groups backed by the Koch brothers are gearing up for another fight against increasing the state gas tax. Source: The State
On Saturday, congressman Mark Sanford and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott hosted some not-so-friendly town hall meeting attendees. Source: P&C
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on priorities this year at a national security meeting in Germany: "2017 is going to be a year of kicking Russia in the ass in Congress"
To counter protesters: 😊🙏🏾💕 Love & light. To the others: a parking garage is a poor substitute for the dome of the Capitol, isn't it? 🐸☕️ https://t.co/nQ7f3jtTLO— Bree Newsome (@BreeNewsome) February 19, 2017