by Sam Spence
Gov. Nikki Haley testified before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency yesterday, making the case that no U.S. state should have to deal with the potential effects of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detainees being relocated within their borders. Haley: "I come from a state where we balance our budget – I promise we can help you find the $85 million elsewhere to cut." Source: P&C, The State
NYT Mag column this week mentions North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers: "When the powerful people cry 'Bully'"
With debate revived over the Confederate flag flying at the Citadel this week, Charleston state Sen. Chip Campsen told the Greenville News that he does not support changing the Heritage Act to allow for the flag to be removed from the Citadel's campus chapel. Yesterday, Congress voted down a proposal that would have defunded ROTC programs at schools which fly the flag. Source: G'ville News, McClatchy
Joey Meek, the 21-year old friend of accused Emanuel AME shooter Dylann Roof, pleads guilty in federal court today. Source: AP
House Democrats say they're doing everything they can to stall a bill that would require refugees settled in S.C., saying that the shaky foundation of the bill amount to "a load of crap." Source: P&C
NASA says that warm summertime weather in the Southeast could put the Charleston area at risk of the Zika virus. Source: Live 5
The Town of James Island is looking at adding a 2 percent hospitality tax on restaurant food to help raise $450,000 annually to pay for road repairs along Folly Road. Source: P&C