Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Agenda: Cruise ships hit downtown cap; State to discuss I-526; Graham reacts to McCain cancer diagnosis

Graham: "This disease has never had a more worthy opponent."

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:33 AM

MIKE LEDFORD FILE PHOTO
  • Mike Ledford file photo

For the first time, the cruise ship industry has hit the cap on the annual number of times it's allowed to dock at its downtown cruise port. Source: P&C

The State lede: "The S.C. Supreme Court sided with big agricultural interests Wednesday in turning back a challenge to a law that lets farms siphon billions of gallons of water from rivers with limited state oversight."

Just a few hours after DOT cleared temporary tarps draped over the Don Holt Bridge on I-526, the State Infrastructure Bank will meet today to discuss the future of the project to finish the highway. Source: Live 5

A bill the Senate reportedly plans to vote on next week to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act without an immediate replacement could, according to the latest CBO score, raise premiums and increase the number of uninsured Americans by more than 30 million. Source: USA Today

The state Department of Juvenile Justice says it's looking into building regional detention facilities for underage offenders closer to their homes rather than holding them all at a facility in Columbia. Source: P&C, The State

President Donald Trump told the NYT yesterday that he would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general if he'd told the president that he would recuse himself for inquiries related to Russia. Source: NYT, Politico

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, reacting to the news that his friend and colleague John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis yesterday: "This disease has never had a more worthy opponent." Graham told reporters that McCain, who was tortured as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for more than 5 years, said "I've been through worse" and "I'll be back." Source: AP, Twitter, AP


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