Monday, September 15, 2014

The Agenda: Matuskovic remembered; Could Harrell see tax charges?; Could ethics reform be closer?

Thousands gather in Charleston for funeral

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Thousands of law enforcement officials from across the state are in Charleston this morning to pay their respects to Charleston Deputy Joseph Matuskovic, who was shot and killed last week answering a call in West Ashley. [P&C]

Two little words in the indictments issued last week against Speaker Bobby Harrell, "untaxed income," could mean that additional tax-related charges are on their way for the representative from Charleston. [The State]

The Harrell indictments could also strengthen the case for ethics reform in the Statehouse, says the Statehouse Report and P&C, as pols look to seize the opportunity. [Statehouse Report, P&C]

If you thought the $120 million S.C. promised Boeing for coming to North Charleston was a lot, or $40 million for Giti Tire, compare that to the $1.3 billion approved last week in Nevada for a Tesla battery plant. [NYT]

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" this weekend, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said that the proposed approach to taking on ISIS in the Middle East with airstrikes instead of ground troops is "delusional." [Politico]

This weekend marked one year since Piggly Wiggly announced that it would be selling off stores to Bi-Lo and Harris Teeter. [P&C]

An error by Charleston County in paying the former county auditor and treasurers led to both being issued $29,640 payments for backpay recently. [P&C]

From the P&C opinion pages, by Mayor Riley and city parks officials: "Colonial Lake renovation a bold vision" [P&C]

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