The Agenda: SC likely affected by overtime rules; Tim Scott for VP?; Flats at Mixson hearing today

Kimpson's hard line on guns

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The Post and Courier editorial page called for Gov. Nikki Haley to veto an abortion bill that one OB doc calls "a big step backwards" for patients. Source: P&C

New discoveries at an archaeological dig in Allendale County place humans in South Carolina as far back as 50,000 years ago. Source: P&C

Despite provocative criticisms of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is said to be privately pushing fellow Republicans to support Donald Trump. Source: CNN

The State's 'Buzz' column wonders if selecting U.S. Sen. Tim Scott could be a way for Trump to make inroads into the African American electorate. Source: The State

Democratic Charleston state Sen. Marlon Kimpson and GOP Sen. Lee Bright are taking decidedly different approaches on gun legislation. Kimpson is vowed to stall bills earlier this month until proposals to strengthen background checks were given equal consideration. Bright, on the other hand, says he's doing what he can to loosen restrictions with the goal of eliminating permit requirements altogether. Source: P&C

South Carolina workers are likely to be impacted by new federal rules expanding who is entitled to overtime pay since many S.C. workers will be covered under the new rules. Some in the industry worry the doubling of the overtime threshold could slow growth. Source: P&C, CRBJ

The North Charleston Public Safety and Housing Board will meet today at 5pm to decide the next steps for the Flats a Mixson development. Source: Live 5

Neighbors of a planned North Charleston rail yard are watching the permitting process for the massive facility to be built between Spruill Avenue and the Cooper River carefully. Source: P&C


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