The Agenda: S.C. schools likely to comply with bathroom policy; N. Chs. considers $15 wage; Conservative senators targeted

Has Gowdy done irreparable harm to Benghazi committee credibility?

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State Sen. Hugh Leatherman has filled his campaign war chest with $1.5 million in anticipation of attacks from third party organizations like Gov. Nikki Haley's "A Great Day SC" and dark money groups that don't have to disclose their donors. Source: P&C

Spartanburg-area state Sen. Lee Bright is also facing a primary challenge from three other Republicans as well as high-powered interest groups seeking to knock the firebrand conservative out of the state Senate. Soruce: G'ville News, The State

Democrats on the Trey Gowdy-led select committee investigating the Benghazi attack say that the former prosecutor's omission of comments from the committee's GOP lawyer in a retort to critiques by the Pentagon "damaged the credibility of the Select Committee beyond repair." Source: AP

Median home prices in the upper peninsula area of downtown Charleston have increased by 60 percent since 2011 and other areas have seen drastic increases as well, according to the local Realtors group. Housing affordability will be the topic of conversation tonight at a 6 p.m. forum at the Charleston Museum where local officials are expected to weigh in. Source: P&C, Historic Charleston Foundation

North Charleston is reportedly considering raising the minimum wage for full-time city workers to $15 per hour. Source: P&C

South Carolina schools look poised to abide by the Obama administration's directive last week pushing public schools to allow students to use restrooms that correspond to their gender identity rather than their sex at birth. Source: P&C

The federal Department of Justice has reportedly accepted North Charleston's request to conduct a full review of the city's police department. Source: P&C

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