Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Agenda: Clyburn on discipline for sit-in; Swinneys pledge $1M; Summerville voting on referendum

DSS officials hear from mother fed up with lack of action on child support system

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 10:03 AM

click to enlarge U.S. Rep. Clyburn was among the Democrats who participated in the House sit-in earlier this summer - FLICKR USER USCUPSTATE
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  • U.S. Rep. Clyburn was among the Democrats who participated in the House sit-in earlier this summer

When asked for a reaction to House Republicans' insinuations that the leadership would discipline Democrats for their June sit-in over gun laws, Congressman Jim Clyburn, who was a civil rights activist as a young man, said "I’ve always accepted my punishment for sit-ins." On whether Democrats have already admitted 'culpability' over the event: "Unjust rules are the same as unjust laws." Source: P&C

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and his wife announced this week that they'll donate $1 million to the school's IPTAY athletic fundraising campaign. The Swinneys' All In Foundation has already given more than $340k to school programs. Source: GSA Business

Tonight, Summerville Town Council will decide whether to put a referendum on the November election ballot that would let residents decide whether to change the town's governance structure. Source: P&C

Ann Timberlake, the longtime leader of the Conservation Voters of South Carolina has announced she'll retire. Source: The State

12: The number of children involved in some way with state DSS who have died from abuse or neglect through July this year. Source: P&C

State DSS officials heard from a mother yesterday expressing outrage over the state's inability thus far to implement a 28-year old federal order to maintain a computer system to enforce child support payments, saying: "You do not care... It does not affect you." Source: P&C


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