Monday, December 11, 2017

The Agenda: Haley says potential victims "should be heard"; $13M paid by state for sexual misconduct claims

Payday lenders positioned well with Mulvaney as regulator

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Asked about women who accuse President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct on 'Face the Nation' yesterday, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said that "women who accuse anyone" of misconduct "should be heard" and that "the time has come" for allegations to be taken seriously. Source: USA Today, NYT

The major dude to fall today: Chef Mario Batali. Source: Eater

The State reports that S.C. taxpayers have paid more than $13 million to answer sexual harassment and assault claims over the past decade. Source: The

With all the unrest in national politics right now, more women are signing up to run for office, and many are Democrats. S.C. has not elected a woman to Congress in more than 30 years. Source: P&C

Former S.C. Congressman Mick Mulvaney's position as a top financial industry regulator could be a boon for the payday lending industry, which has seen increased scrutiny in recent years. The nation's largest payday lender, Advance America, is headquartered in Spartanburg, just outside of his old congressional district. Source: P&C

S.C. Highway Patrol is asking for a half-million dollars to buy more than 600 semi-automatic rifles for its officers. Source: P&C

P&C headline: "Can former police officer Michael Slager's 20-year sentence deter other killings?"

On Friday, Gov. Henry McMaster dismissed Leighton Lord, the chairman of the board of Santee Cooper, as McMaster and S.C. pols grapple with the next steps after the collapse of the multi-billion dollar VC Summer nuclear project, which Santee Cooper was working on with SCANA.

On Sunday, the P&C posted an exhaustive look at how power companies across the region have spent billions and molded state laws to help bankroll major power generating projects, some of which failed spectacularly like VC Summer. Source: P&C

Gov. Henry McMaster delivered the winter commencement address at North Greenville University on Saturday, a private Southern Baptist college in the Upstate. Source: Greenville News

Golf course review: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham calls Trump International Golf Club "a spectacular golf course." Graham played a round with the president at the course he owns on Sunday. Source: Twitter/AP

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