Monday, February 4, 2019

The Agenda: Sea levels are rising faster than anticipated; S.C. female lawmakers push for pay equality

Charleston's sea level rising faster than previous estimates

Posted by Lauren Hurlock on Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 12:29 PM

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A researcher at the University of South Carolina, James Morris, has found that the sea level is rising faster than anticipated. Other reports indicate that Charleston's sea levels will rise even faster due to subsidence and other factors. Source: P&C

According to Google Trends, on Sunday for the Big Game, the most searched unique recipe in South Carolina was turkey chili. Way to be heart healthy, S.C.! Source: Google Trends

A new bill being considered in the Statehouse would offer nonviolent offenders the chance at an early release from prison, automatic parole of nonviolent inmates who meet certain criteria, and removes mandatory minimum sentencing for certain crimes. Source: The Herald

A separate bill being pushed by a bipartisan group of female legislators would require employers to pay employees who do the same job and work the same hours the same wages, regardless of their gender or race. Source: Statehouse Report

A textbook reseller is suing Trident Technical College for running what it calls a "scam" on its students. Trident had a deal with Pearson to offer "inclusive" online access, limiting competition, and cutting out secondhand book sellers. Source: P&C

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