Monday, July 3, 2017

The Agenda: State Democrats work to reframe debate; S.C. leaders want school equity suit tossed; Happy Fourth

How can S.C. Democrats 'rebrand'?

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 11:01 AM

click to enlarge With little help from national Democrats, Archie Parnell narrowly lost a bid for Congress last month - ARCHIE PARNELL FACEBOOK
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South Carolina Democrats have struggled for years to get traction against state Republicans who hold every statewide elected office. But now, with national Democrats still reeling from 2016, they may be stuck with an even harder challenge. Source: P&C

The Atlantic on national Dems: "If the party cares about winning, it needs to learn how to appeal to the white working class.""

Ahead of the Fourth of July, a couple things: 1) Here's where to pick up your goodies. 2) Here's where to watch fireworks. 3) No Agenda tomorrow. Happy Fourth, y'all.

Friday was the latest deadline for state legislators to follow-through on an order from the State Supreme Court to help rural poor public schools become equal to their wealthier urban counterparts, but each chamber's leader has asked that the 25-year old lawsuit be dismissed. Source: The State, AP

With lawmakers unlikely to return any time soon to consider vetoes handed down by Gov. Henry McMaster, one of his cuts which eliminates contraceptive coverage for children of state employees stands. Source: AP, P&C

Charleston Water System has reportedly diverted a water line project to avoid the site of a Civil War earthwork fortification in West Ashley near Bees Ferry. Source: P&C

City tourism officials are taking steps to help avoid incidents with carriage horses by installing caution signs on the back of carriages, urging drivers to steer clear. Source: P&C

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