The Agenda: Upper King park plan could be in trouble; Privatizing schools debated; Senate passes roads bill

Leatherman gets a challenger

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U-Haul is reportedly exploring its options to develop the land it owns at the corner of Spring and King Streets with a five-story self-storage facility, a plan that goes against city proposals to turn the site into a public park. Source: P&C

The Senate gave its blessing to a key spending bill that will devote $400 million in existing state money to state roadways—roughly a third of what state officials say they needs. Proposals to send more funds, reform state DOT, and raise the gas tax were all voted down by Senate Republicans. Source: P&C, Greenville News

The sitting Florence County Republican Party chairman says he'll challenge state Sen. Hugh Leatherman, who Gov. Nikki Haley said contributed to stalling on the roads bill. Source: SC Radio, P&C

P&C political reporter Schuyler Kropf got ahold of pretty bizarre news this week that the International Order of St. Hubertus, an exclusive, secretive hunting society, will be in town this week to induct new members. The group was hunting at the West Texas ranch while the late Justice Antonin Scalia was there ahead of his death. Source: P&C

A circuit judge has blocked Charleston County Aviation Authority from releasing information about Uber under a FOIA request by the Airport Taxi Association. Source: CRBJ

A new marker will be installed outside the Old Exchange Building at the end of Broad Street denoting that before the Civil War, the site was one of the busiest slave auction locations in the city. Source: AP

Charleston Schools officials held a meeting Wednesday to discuss the trend of turning over struggling schools to private or nonprofit organizations. Source: P&C

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