The Agenda: Thousands face higher Obamacare premiums; MUSC in N. Charleston; James Brown case frozen

CARTA spox apologizes after Berkeley County tweets


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A one-two punch of a U.S. Supreme Court case that could strike down tax credits for Obamacare policyholders, combined with South Carolina's continued rejection of a state-operated insurance exchange, could trigger dramatic increases in premiums for thousands of South Carolinians. Source: P&C

MUSC is planning a new $40 million pediatric medical campus in North Charleston off Rivers Avenue that will include a 33,000-square pediatric ambulatory surgical center, with plans to relocate some of the services currently housed in the downtown Rutledge Tower to the North Charleston site. Source: CRBJ

After he made jokes about Berekely County government on his personal Twitter account, Rawle Murdy PR account executive Daniel Brock, who functions as the CARTA spokesperson, was forced to issue multiple apologies to Berkeley County last night. County Cuncilman Tommy Newell took issue with the comments, which were posted on the Berkeley County GOP Facebook page and included calling Berkeley "the Florida of the Lowcountry." CARTA Board Chairman Elliott Summey, 37, offered some reassurance about Brock, saying "He's a good boy." Source: P&C

With the 'yes' votes of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and two other Republican colleagues, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch to become the new attorney general. Source: WSJ

Several prison guards and inmates were treated last night after an hours-long 'disturbance' at the maximum-security Lee Correctional Facility in Bishopville. Source: The State, WIS

The State Supreme Court has put a temporary stay on the protracted estate case of musician James Brown, who died in Aiken in 2006, pending action by the Supreme Court. Source: Aiken Standard


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