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Berkeley smelter may shut down if legislation doesn't make it through

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Columbia Democratic state Rep. Mia McLeod's bill mandating a waiting period for erectile dysfunction drugs, her response to state Republicans' further restricting abortions, has been assigned to a Democratic-controlled committee, which means it could make it to the House floor where the male-dominated chamber will likely vote to kill the bill. Source: The State

A bill that could keep a 300 job aluminum plant open in Berkeley County will likely not have enough time to be considered, Summerville state Rep. Jenny Horne says. The bill would allow Century Aluminum to buy electricity on the open market rather than exclusively from Santee Cooper. The state-run utility says the measure would drive up costs elsewhere as it and SCE&G continue work on a $10 billion nuclear reactor project in the Midlands. Source: P&C

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham met with Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland yesterday and said his reputation is "beyond reproach," but that the next president should fill the vacancy on the Court. Source: AP

In a reversal, the Citadel says it will allow permitted students to keep personal guns on campus locked in their cars. Source: P&C

Bernie Sanders is facing backlash from South Carolina Democratic leaders for what they see as his diminishing the role of Southern voters in the primary process. Source: P&C, Politico

Gov. Nikki Haley and comedian Aziz Ansari popped up in this year's Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People alongside Steph Curry, Caitlyn Jenner, and Ronda Rousey. Source: Time


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