Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Agenda: Deputy remembered; Sanfords to mediate; S.C. House to study how it operates

State Republicans rally support for Uber

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 11:04 AM

From The State opinion pages, by Cindi Scoppe: "The deception of Harrell's 'wrong date' defense" [The State]

Without a representative from the Lowcountry in the Statehouse leadership, could Charleston's road money be in jeopardy? [P&C]

With Harrell on the bench, acting House Speaker Jay Lucas announced Monday that a committee would be formed to study how the chamber can be more open and democratic. [The State]

Congressman Mark Sanford and his ex-wife Jenny have reportedly agreed to mediate issues brought up in court filings filed by the former first lady, which purportedly triggered the love-gov's rambling Facebook post on Friday. [AP]

Former state lawmaker Thad Viers, indicted on 14 counts of federal racketeering charges, has fired his high-profile defense lawyer and is reportedly asking to be represented by a public defender. [Sun News]

Congressman Mick Mulvaney is reportedly one of four front-runners to head up the conservative Republican Study Committee caucus next year. [Politico]

A forum tonight at the ILA Hall sponsored by the Coastal Conservation League and Oceana will discuss seismic airgun blasting off the S.C. coast, an early step in offshore oil exploration. [AP, Oceana]

State Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore has had his op-ed supporting ride-sharing startup Uber printed in The State and the P&C this week. [The State, P&C]

Onlookers near yesterday's funeral procession for fallen Charleston Deputy Joseph Matuskovic lined the streets along the motorcade's route through West Ashley yesterday, waving American flags at the scores of out-of-town squad cars that joined the ceremonial ride. The P&C's Chris Hanclosky put together a great video from the scene outside the funeral at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church:

Fallen Officer Laid to Rest Monday from The Post and Courier on Vimeo.


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