Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Agenda: Court dismisses landmark school equity case; State doesn't have drugs to execute

WaPo calls Mulvaney "phony deficit hawk"

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 12:24 PM

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Nearly a quarter cenury after a suit was brought alleging that rural S.C. schools are not funded equal to schools in more affluent areas of the state, the S.C. Supreme Court has dismissed the case, saying that Statehouse politicians have demonstrated enough good faith for the Court to step away from overseeing funding equity in education. Source: The State, P&C

CP columnist Baynard Woods in the NYT yesterday, calls Charles Manson, who died over the weekend, a "harbinger of white supremacist race warriors like Dylann Roof, the lunatic fringe of the alt-right." Source: NYT

With the state set to execute its first death row inmate in six years next month, corrections officials say they don't have the lethal injection chemicals needed to kill a convicted cop killer. In recent years, it has become harder for state to legally source the ingredients needed as companies have stopped selling the execution drugs. Source: The State, AP

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will speak at USC's winter commencement next month. Source: P&C

The first numbers from this year's open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act show that 85 percent of 11,000 new enrollees to sign up qualify for subsidized premiums. Source: P&C

After striking out trying to find a private company that wants to open a grocery store near the abandoned North Charleston Naval hospital, the city of North Charleston says it may work to open its own co-op in the area. Source: P&C

Washington Post editorial: "Mick Mulvaney, the phony deficit hawk President Trump tapped to oversee the nation’s budget, all but admitted on Sunday that the GOP tax plan currently before the Senate is built on fiction."


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