The Agenda: Lt. gov post could go empty; Proposal would require bike permit; American Party fields Senate candidate

Report details wayward North Charleston pursuit



With Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell seemingly on his way to Randolph Hall, meaning his office will once again go open, Senate Pro Tempore John Courson says he won't step up to assume the position as the state's #2. [S.C. Radio, AP]

From the P&C opinion pages: "McConnell deserves support"

Columnist Andy Brack on McConnell: "Settle down, pull together with McConnell as new CofC president"

A bill introduced by Upstate Republican Rep. Wendy Nanney would require cyclists over the age of 15 and moped drivers to get a permit from the state DMV and have liability insurance. [The State]

It's March 25 and there's snow in the forecast for the Upstate. [WYFF]

Duke Energy told regulators yesterday that they were confident the state's two coal ash ponds were safe from the circumstances that caused a North Carolina holding pond to break. [AP, The State]

The P&C's Andrew Knapp has an interesting report from the North Charleston police department detailing an incident last month in which local cops mistakenly chased the wrong car after it found itself in the middle of a high-speed chase as another group pursued the suspect in question, which had sped off. [P&C]

State Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom had the ethics charges pending against him since 2012 dropped yesterday, the second time Eckstrom has been cleared of charges that he improperly used state funds. [AP]

The newly-formed American Party has fielded a candidate to run against U.S. Sen. Tim Scott this November. [G'ville News]

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