Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Agenda: McConnell turns down flag debate; Intermodal center; Nuclear fallout continues

Sanford doesn't seem worried over Trump threats

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 12:05 PM

A trio of stories on the fallout from the failure of the VC Summer nuclear plant:

SCE&G reportedly got the OK from the lawmaker-appointed Public Service Commission to move ahead with expanding the nuclear facility a decade ago with only a "generic" construction schedule. Source: The State

House Speaker Jay Lucas reportedly called for the resignation of the head of the state Office of Regulatory Staff, which is tasked with reviewing proposals like the ones for the Summer plant expansion. Gov. Henry McMaster says he won't ask for the resignation. Source: P&C

The P&C reports that new non-disclosure agreemtns signed by potential buyers of the state-owned utility signal that a deal to buy all or part of the power company is moving forward. Source: P&C

CofC President Glenn McConnell has turned down a 'secessionist' group's request to debate the flying the Confederate flag rather than hold a "flagging" rally on the campus led by McConnell, once a staunch supporter of the Confederate symbol. Source: P&C

Congressman Mark Sanford doesn't seem too worried about President Donald Trump's past threats to field a primary challenger to unseat him, saying "He seems to get distracted... His primises seem to have a half-life." Source: P&C

County and city officials in North Charleston broke ground on the new intermodal transportation center off East Montague Avenue today. It will serve as a new Amtrak facility as well as a hub for a planned bus rapid transit line that will run up Rivers Avenue. Source: P&C


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