Monday, November 27, 2017

The Agenda: S.C. politician says he'll run again this century; Did school funding ruling even matter?

Sellers says he's eyeing Clyburn seat

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 11:29 AM

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After former state Rep. Bakari Sellers, currently an attorney who also appears on CNN, tweeted over the weekend "I'm running soon," the former state legislator who also ran for lieutenant governor told the P&C that he hopes to become the congressman in the 6th District "at some point in the 21st century." Sellers took issue with a statement last week by current 6th District Rep. Jim Clyburn, who defended fellow Rep. John Conyers, saying that sexual harassment allegations against the Michigan Democrat "could be made up." Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also took flak yesterday on Meet the Press when she declined to criticize Conyers. Sellers: "As much as I love Congressman Clyburn ... I think he’s wrong about Conyers." Source: P&C, NYT, Vox

In a move to distance himself, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has a message for Alabama candidate Roy Moore, accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct: "...the best thing Roy Moore can do for the country is move on."

The future of federal tax credits that help enable expensive historic preservation projects is up in the air as Congress debates expansive tax overhaul. Source: P&C

After the State Supreme Court ruled two weeks ago that lawmakers had done enough to remedy school funding inequality called for in a landmark ruling three years ago, the P&C asks, "Did it matter?" Source: P&C

Statehouse Report publisher Andy Brack on the ruling: "High court lets legislature off the education hook"


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