Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Agenda: Veronica now with Capobiancos; SLED looking at airport board; $400M lotto winner comes forward

State awards credit monitoring contract

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

click to enlarge Melanie Capobianco with daughter Veronica - PROVIDED BY CAPOBIANCO FAMILY
  • Provided by Capobianco family
  • Melanie Capobianco with daughter Veronica
Nearly two years after she left Charleston, now four-year old Veronica is heading back to Matt and Melanie Capobianco's James Island home after the Oklahoma Supreme Court lifted a stay that prevented the execution of a transfer order for several weeks as mediation between the Capobiancos and Veronica's birth father, Dusten Brown. [P&C, CP]

Turns out building massive dams upstream from nuclear reactors probably isn't the best idea. A new report confirms concerns that Oconee Nuclear Station in the Upstate could face major issues if a nearby dam were to fail, comparing the circumstances to the nuclear disaster at the 2011 Fukushima station. [P&C]

SLED is reportedly investigating the Charleston County Aviation Authority over corruption allegations leveled by ougoing Airports Director Sue Stevens. [P&C]

On Monday, the state awarded an $8.5 million credit monitoring contract to a Texas company after the previously-contracted company, Experian, decided not to participate in the bidding process to continue monitoring credit files in the wake of the 2012 state Department of Revenue hacking scandal. [State]

A Columbia-area man who visited a Lexington County convenience store last week didn't find the hot dog buns he was looking for, but did find the $399.4 million Powerball ticket. [State]

State Senator Lee Bright talks with Roll Call about how he expects to overcome significant name recognition, fundraising, and organizational challenges presented by a crowded primary field fighting against incumbent U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. [Roll Call]

Former state Dept. of Education office director Montrio Belton has joined the field of Democrats vying to unseat his former boss, Mick Zais, as state superintendent of education. [State]

Daniel Island software company Benefitfocus says it's raised $131 million from its IPO last week, netting $70.6 million for the company after accounting for expenses and fees. [P&C]

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