Friday, November 10, 2017

The Agenda: SCANA could get $2 billion tax break for walking away; Many favor assault-style gun ban

49 percent of Southern voters support assault-style weapon ban

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 12:02 PM

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It's Veteran's Day: Supporters are fighting to be sure the legacy of a WWI regiment of black laborers from segregated S.C. is fully recognized. Source: Reuters

Lawmakers have filed a bill that would end contributions from SCE&G customers' power bills to the failed VC Summer nuclear project. The measure won't be considered until next year. The SCE&G parent company is reportedly working to fully abandon the project by year's end in order to receive a $2 billion tax deduction. Source: P&C

Digging into this week's Winthrop poll a little more, The State finds that even among those with guns in their homes, 44 percent say they support a change to laws that allow the sale of high-powered, semi-automatic weapons. Overall, 49 percent of voters polled in 11 Southern states favor a ban on assault-style weapons. Source: The State

A military jury decided yesterday that a 34-year old veteran was guilty of 'maltreatment of recruits,' especially Muslim-American recruits, at the Parris Island Marine Corps base. Source: AP

P&C's Brian Hicks on election results: "Unless they drive a DeLorean, don't expect miracles from new elected officials"

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