The Agenda: Toll on I-526?; "Lee Bright genitalia patrol"; Graham will have "courtesy" meeting with SCOTUS nominee

Kimpson says Bright bill would create "genitalia patrol"

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Charleston state Sen. Marlon Kimpson says GOP Sen. Lee Bright's bill limiting rights of transgender men and women in S.C. would create the "Lee Bright genitalia patrol" in restrooms. Source: G'ville News

Charleston County passed a measure last night outlining possible revenue sources to help cover a shortfall in the I-526 project, one of which is to collect a toll from drivers to help recoup expenses on the project. Source: P&C

Presiding over the Senate yesterday, Republican Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster struck an amendment requiring private income disclosure in an ethics reform proposal, ruling it was not germane to the bill. The move was made in response to a point of order by Democrat Gerald Malloy and drew flak from Gov. Nikki Haley, who called McMaster and Malloy out by name for killing the provision. Source: P&C, The State

A Senate committee voted down a measure that would allow medicinal marijuana in South Carolina with a doctor's order. Source: P&C

A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says the senior senator will meet with Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland out of "courtesy." Source: NYT

State Commerce documents shed more light on the array of high-profile incentives the state offered to Volvo Car USA to push the automaker to build a major plant to the Lowcountry. Source: CRBJ

The downtown homeless encampment under the Hwy. 17 overpass is now uninhabited, according to the P&C, after city officials spent the week relocating tent city inhabitants. Source: P&C

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