Monday, October 30, 2017

The Agenda: S.C. corruption law lacks teeth; Ex-N. Chs. officer settles suit over Confederate flag underwear

Funding cut for Charleston home for at-risk pregnant teens

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 11:41 AM

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The North Charleston police officer fired after a photo was found of him posing in Confederate flag underwear will be paid $55,000 by the state to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit against the North Charleston Police Department. Source: P&C

The state's top attorneys are reviewing at least nine police shootings since 2015 to assess who should have authority over investigating the incidents. Some local prosecutors say SLED should decide whether officers are charged, but the exact process seems to be in dispute. Source: P&C

The first indictments issued by special counsel Robert Mueller were reportedly handed down on Friday, with figures tied to the Trump campaign being formally charged or pleading guilty to crimes related to Russian contacts. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been accused of funnelling millions of dollars to reportedly hide it "from tax collectors and the public." Source: WaPo, NYT

Over the past few years, Georgia and South Carolina utilities have undertaken the nation's only nuclear power plant projects, but now only Georgia's remains. Why? Source: P&C

An ethics law passed in 2016 has done little to force elected state lawmakers to show the public who has paid them for vague 'consulting' services, enabling politicians to take money from shadowy figures who make a living peddling influence in the Statehouse without any public knowledge of the arrangements. Source: P&C

Apartment construction is expected to peak here and across the country next year, one new study says. Source: P&C

P&C headline on Florence Crittendon Home: "Pregnant at-risk teens turned away from S.C.'s only residential program after funding loss"


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