Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Agenda: McMaster opposes sanctuary cities, bond hearing set in Statehouse corruption probe

Sanford is cool with businesses selling pot

Posted by Dustin Waters on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:19 PM

click to enlarge Gov. Henry McMaster during President Donald Trump's visit to Boeing South Carolina - CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON
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  • Gov. Henry McMaster during President Donald Trump's visit to Boeing South Carolina
Amid claims of Statehouse corruption in Columbia, Republican political consultant Richard Quinn is set to appear in court Tuesday. Quinn, along with his son and three other state lawmakers, face conspiracy charges tied to the ongoing corruption probe that has rocked the Statehouse. Tuesday's bond hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m., when many expect new details regarding Quinn and his alleged actions to be brought to light. Source: Post and Courier, The State

In other news, Gov. Henry McMaster called for an as-of-yet-unwritten piece of legislation to require municipalities to investigate the citizenship status of anyone facing criminal charges or face funding cuts. Since there are no sanctuary cities in South Carolina, McMaster called this a preemptive effort, although much of what the governor is proposing is already carried out in jails across the state. Source: AP/Island Packet, Anderson Independent Mail/Greenville News

Following the firing of a principal at Northwoods Middle School, the Charleston County School Board cemented new rules prohibiting dating or sexual relationships between school supervisors and their subordinates. The principal in question had appealed his firing, arguing that a specific policy banning interoffice relationships did not exist at the time he was terminated. Source: Post and Courier

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has voiced his support for an effort to prohibit the federal government from standing in the way of legal marijuana sales in states where such business is allowed. Taking his case to Facebook, the Congressman couched his argument in the belief in states' rights. Source: The State, Facebook


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