Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Agenda: Columbia mayor proposing bump stock ban; Folly short-term rentals; Wilson joins case to preserve public meeting prayers

Mace misses outright primary win by a dozen votes

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:20 AM

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Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has proposed a city proposal to ban bump stocks (similar to those believed to have been used in Las Vegas) could be the first of its kind in the nation. Source: The State

Benjamin: "I believe in responsible gun ownership, and I believe in common sense. That’s why I’ve decided to do what our federal and state governments are either unable or unwilling to do."

Folly Beach is taking steps to change local laws to crack down on short-term rental houses that can become disruptive in the residential parts of the island community. Source: P&C

Nancy Mace missed winning her Republican House primary outright by just 13 votes on Tuesday, meaning that she'll go to a head-to-head runoff against former Mt. Pleasant councilman Mark Smith. Source: P&C

Attorney General Alan Wilson is joining other attorneys general in a U.S. Supreme Court case contending that public prayer at government meetings is a legal exercise of free speech. Source: P&C

Former Clinton Education Secretary Dick Riley, also a former S.C. governor, has endorsed Democratic candidate for governor Rep. James Smith. Source: P&C

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