Friday, August 18, 2017

The Agenda: Sessions visits N. Chs.; Scott sits down with Vice News; Paying twice for VC Summer failure?

Turns out, the State of S.C. is SCE&G's biggest customer

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 12:27 PM

click to enlarge Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited with Charleston-area law enforcement yesterday - GAGE SKIDMORE (CC)
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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited with Charleston-area law enforcement yesterday

The Clemson basketball team, in Barcelona for an off-season summer tour, reported in as safe yesterday after the deadly terrorist attack in the city occurred outside their team hotel. Source: P&C

Critics within the ranks of CofC faculty and among Confederate flag supporters are pressuring College President Glenn McConnell, a longtime supporter of the flag as a heritage symbol, to take a stronger stance on recent events. In a 1,000+ word statement yesterday, released days after the school's unsigned statement on the Charlottesville protests, McConnell said the events are an opportunity for learning in the university community. Source: P&C

Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited North Charleston City Hall yesterday on an unannounced visit with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott yesterday to discuss the deadly protests in Charlottesville and other racial unrest including the Emanuel AME shootings and Walter Scott's death at the hand of a city police officer. Sessions did not talk to the media on the trip, but Scott said the attorney general assured the crowd of law enforcement officials gathered that seeing justice prevail in the case is the Department of Justice's top priority. Both Scott and North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey endorsed President Donald Trump in 2016. Source: P&C

While in S.C., Scott sat down for a video interview with Vice News to discuss the Charlottesville attacks and what he views as the erosion of President Donald Trump's moral authority (which he originally discussed w/ P&C Wed.) after his ambiguous repudiation of the racist and anti-Semitic protests. Source: Vice News

Turns out that not only will normal SCE&G customers have to continue paying to cover the costs of the failed VC Summer nuclear project, but the State of South Carolina will keep shelling out taxpayer dollars as the private utility's biggest customer. Last year alone, the state paid SCE&G more than $31 million. Source: The Nerve

Charleston City Councilman Dean Riegel won't be booted from his seat representing West Ashley despite having moved to a Summerville home last year, a move that was necessitated by needing to cover medical bills incurred by his family. Source: P&C

USA Today national editorial: "On Confederate monuments, be deliberate"


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