Friday, August 11, 2017

The Agenda: New county vote on Ashley River bike lane likely; Santee Cooper nixes increases; Haley aides out

Traffic engineers sound alarm over traffic

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:47 AM

click to enlarge City and county leaders have voted for a proposal to build a bike-ped lane across the Ashley River, but that plan now seems uncertain - DUSTIN WATERS
  • Dustin Waters
  • City and county leaders have voted for a proposal to build a bike-ped lane across the Ashley River, but that plan now seems uncertain

As Gov. Henry McMaster reportedly shops a bid to sell Santee Cooper or its stake in the abandoned VC Summer nuclear plant, the state-owned utility has reportedly killed a plan to raise electric rates for S.C. consumers. Source: P&C

For their part, SCE&G's parent company says it has no such plans and reiterated its intention to seek rate increases to repay debt incurred to start the failed nuclear project. Source: P&C

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday that two top aides, including her spokesperson and chief of staff, have left her office. Source: P&C

McMaster and three ethics experts have said this week that Attorney General Alan Wilson erred in consulting with embattled Columbia consultant Richard Quinn as a wide-reaching ethics investigation zeroed in on Statehouse insiders. Source: P&C, The State

It seems that Charleston County Council will once again weigh in on whether the Legare Bridge Bike Lane project will move forward as another study by an engineering firm examines the project's long-range impact on the bridge's efficiency. Source: P&C


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