Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Agenda: Haley to capitol visitors: "Take a good shower"; Stingrays' streak; Report says DSS needs money

Stingrays win 22nd-straight game

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 11:08 AM

The DSS Oversight Subcommittee turned in its report on how to improve the agency this week, calling for more state funding to increase caseworkers and decrease caseloads. Earlier this month, the House budget committee approved less than a third of the agency's full request for more caseworkers. Source: The State, P&C

The South Carolina Stingrays won again last night, extending their record 22-game win streak. 12 of the games have come on the road and the last two games being won in sudden-death shootouts. Source: P&C

During a speech to Realtors on Wednesday, Gov. Nikki Haley advised group members visiting the Statehouse to "take a good shower when you leave," a comment that left some lawmakers angry. House Speaker Jay Lucas said the governor's "middle-school comments" could "poison the well" as the legislature works to adopt a new budget. A Haley spokesperson dismissed the objection, saying "there's no need for crocodile tears." Source: AP, The State

Republican State lawmakers and conservative activists are pushing a new law and petitioning education oversight officials to make sure that all high school and college students are required to take classes on the U.S. Constitution, Declaration, and Federalist Papers. Source: The State

Former Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson was sentenced to 30 months in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday for his role in an identity theft fraud scheme. Johnson is the ninth S.C. sheriff to be charged or investigated for wrongdoing since 2010. Source: The State

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham dismissed talk of an alternative to the MOX facility at Savannah River Site, a multi-billion dollar project nuclear fuel fabrication plant. Source: G'ville News

Cover photo via @SCStingrays.

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