The Agenda: Boeing effect; Goodbye Southern Dems?; MOX facility gets $341M

SCSU gets $12M loan

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Congress authorized $341 million this week for the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site after the president proposed the program be put on standby. Source: Aiken Standard

The New York Times and CNN have dueling eulogies for Southern Democrats this week as Louisiana Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu faces a tough runoff this weekend. Source: NYT, CNN

As Boeing South Carolina continues to ramp up production, North Charleston is still feeling the benefits of the increased manufacturing base in the area. Source: P&C

Both Columbia and Myrtle Beach are looking at equipping local cops with body cameras. Source: The State, Sun News

Weeks after President Glenn McConnell took his post at College of Charleston, the school hired Antonio Tillis, an African-American professor from Dartmouth, who heads up the College's Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. Tillis said he heard some question his decision to come to CofC as controversy swirled around McConnell's appointment, but the former Fulbright Scholar said he didn't need to always agree with his boss. Source: P&C

The state has approved a second loan to keep SCSU afloat, this time for $12 million as the school faces a shaky spring semester with questions around cashflow. Source: AP

From P&C's Brian Hicks: "If you need money - and who doesn't - just change your legal name to "South Carolina State University" and then hit up those folks in Columbia. Works every time." Source: P&C

As the local school district finishes up a major building project to move students into earthquake-proof buildings, Mayor Joe Riley says that the city's firehouses need the same treatment. Source: P&C


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