Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Agenda: Graham says Trump "embracing Obama policies" after NYC attack; Templeton will skip salary if elected

Georgia power exec says it's a "long putt" to acquire troubled S.C. utility

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 12:02 PM

As U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham pushes hard to designate the suspect in the New York City bike path terror attack suspect an "enemy combatant," denying the man the same rights as Americans arrested and charged with crimes, President Donald Trump said he was considering sending the Uzbekistan immigrant to the U.S.'s Guantanamo Bay, Cuba prison camp. Graham is accusing Trump of "embracing Obama policies" on terror suspects. Source: The State, NYT, Twitter

Attorney General Alan Wilson says he wants a judge to appoint a receiver to oversee millions of dollars collected by SCANA and Santee Cooper related to the abandoned nuclear project. Source: AP

The CEO of Georgia-based electric utility Southern Company said it would be "a bit of a long putt" for the company to acquire one of the utilities destabilized by the failure of their joint nuclear project. Source: P&C

GOP candidate for governor Catherine Templeton, an attorney by trade who twice served as an agency director under Gov. Nikki Haley, said she would refuse to draw the $106,000 salary if elected to the state's top position. Source: The State

The State op-ed: While it's "emotionally satisfying" to see the departure of a top SCANA executive, Cindi Scoppe asks, "does it matter who's in charge" at the company?

44 percent: The passage rate of Charleston School of Law graduates who took the state Bar exam in July. For reference, 76 percent of USC Law students passed the exam, which used a new format this year. Source: P&C

The International African American Museum received another $500,000 from the founders of Benefitfocus, Mason Holland and Shawn Jenkins, this week. Source: Live 5


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