Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Agenda: Graham joining Trump for lunch; Distracted driving spikes insurance rates; Ethics Commission gets new head

Kimpson speaks against "work-sick" law

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 12:06 PM

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will have lunch with President Donald Trump today. After his weekend at a town hall at Clemson, some Upstate political watchers speculated that Graham could continue to be a power broker from the Hill even while taking positions against the White House. Source: P&C, Greenville News

Crews will perform some emergency work to reinforce pilings on the Folly Beach pier soon. The work is not scheduled to close the pier. Source: P&C

In The State today: Charleston state Sen. Marlon Kimpson discusses a new state proposal that would bar local governments from "requiring businesses to provide any employee benefits, such as sick leave." Kimpson calls the measure a "work-sick" requirement.

P&C editorial today: "No need for CCSD 'journalist'" (Context from P&C reporter Paul Bowers.)

The S.C. Ethics Commission finally has a new director after naming former state consumer protection head Steven Hamm to be the oversight agency's interim leader. Source: P&C

The state Insurance Department says that car insurance rates have jumped 8.9 percent due, in part, to distracted driving, the agency head says. Source: The State

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