Monday, August 7, 2017

The Agenda: Wilson emailed consultant as corruption inquiry closed in; Thousands out of work at nuclear site

S.C. mayors continue to work under Paris accord

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 11:09 AM

click to enlarge S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson - FILE PHOTO
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Prosecutors and the state police who investigate officer-involved shootings disagree over who should take charge over the incidents, leaving some cases unresolved. Source: P&C

While the stoppage of work on the SCE&G/Santee Cooper nuclear plant in the Midlands puts to rest questions about the future of the project, it means that thousands of workers are now out of work. Source: P&C

The State has a handy guide "to manage your grief, rage, pity, sorrow - whatever you're feeling" after last week's decisions by S.C. utilities to walk away from the boondoggle nuclear project. Upshot: Sometimes they make great movie sets for nuclear disaster flicks. Source: The State

Congressman Mark Sanford has a GOP primary challenger in Summerville state Rep. Katie Arrington, who filed on Friday. Source: P&C

Emails disclosed by S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson show that he used a personal email account to communicate with Richard Quinn, his campaign consultant, just as an ethics investigation "about to zero in on Wilson’s close allies." Wilson, a lawyer who is the state's top law enforcement officer, insists he only enlisted Quinn's help to check for grammar. Source: P&C

Could a weak charter school law in South Carolina make the state "a breeding ground for failing schools"? Source: P&C

Also: Charleston Charter School for Math and Science has its 10th principal in nine years. Source: P&C

P&C headline: "South Carolina mayors who signed Paris Climate Agreement working to address climate change"

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