Friday, February 1, 2019

The Agenda: Graham and Clyburn's spending under scrutiny, State Opioid Emergency Response team has a plan

Watchdog calls it "slush fund," they call it "fundraising expenses"

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 11:33 AM

click to enlarge Congressman Jim Clyburn began his second stint as majority whip in January - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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  • Congressman Jim Clyburn began his second stint as majority whip in January
Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. James Clyburn are being criticized by a nonpartisan watchdog group, the Campaign Legal Center, for spending thousands of leadership PAC dollars at golf resorts, hotels, and expensive restaurants. Source: WCSC

S.C. Sen. Marlon Kimpson is reinvigorating his effort to reform state gun laws with a new bill that would set rules for what crimes would have to be immediately reported to state police to be included in gun check databases. Kimpson initially filed a bill after the shooting at Mother Emanuel that would have changed the minimum waiting period for a gun check to occur, but it was unsuccessful. Source: AP

In late 2017, S.C. created the statewide Opioid Emergency Response Team to try to manage the opioid crisis in the state. In their first year they've come up with a plan, but don't expect results overnight. Source: P&C

State Rep. Marvin Pendarvis is proposing an amendment to a bill that would hold railroad companies–like Norfolk Southern–liable for traffic delays. The bill also fines railroad companies for trains that obstruct highways for more than two hours. Source: WCSC

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