The Agenda: Horne says Sanford constituents deserve better; Plenty of S.C. peaches; How the Kochs killed gas tax

In honor of Sunshine Week, S.C. legislators claim exemption from FOIA laws!


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The State details how the Koch brothers-backed group Americans for Prosperity managed to stage a statewide campaign to kill a proposed gas tax, eventually seeing the proposal ruled out of a $400 million Republican-crafted Senate roads spending bill that includes no new taxes. Source: The State

After a wet winter with enough cool nights to get Upstate peach trees ready for spring, South Carolina may have itself a bumper peach crop this year. Source: AP

Summerville state Rep. Jenny Horne said she's running for Congress against U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford because District 1 residents "deserve a representative that we can be proud of." Source: P&C

Even though there are thousands of them on the road across the state law enforcement reportedly has no more power over mopeds than they do over bicycles. One Statehouse proposal being debated would change that. Source: P&C

You guys heard about this new 'sharing economy?' Source: P&C

P&C reporter Jennifer Berry Hawes says the issues examined in the "Left Behind" series last year examining the effect of 'school choice' within Charleston public schools still leave many schools struggling. Source: P&C

The Charleston Digital Corridor is in a period of transition and has split itself from being a branch of the city of Charleston into a public-private partnership. Construction of a new Flagship office on Morrison Dr. begins this summer. Source: P&C

The momentum to banish Confederate symbols from prominent places that was seen after the Emanuel AME shooting has weakened, and some states have moved to begin protecting the symbols from further action. Source: NYT

Happy Sunshine Week: "SC's top legislators cite exemption from public records law" Source: AP



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