The Agenda: Pinckney portrait unveiled; Kimpson fights gun measures; Infrastructure Bank could be shifted

Infrastructure Bank shift would mean more oversight from SCDOT

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Sen. Marlon Kimpson speaks at the Charleston County Democratic Party's Blue Jamboree - FLICKR USER FOXAUDIOVISUAL
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  • Sen. Marlon Kimpson speaks at the Charleston County Democratic Party's Blue Jamboree

On the heels of its latest decision to effectively cut off funds for the I-526 project in Charleston, a state audit report suggests moving the State Infrastructure Bank into the Department of Transportation and giving the agency more oversight of the appointed group's funding priorities. Source: P&C

State Rep. Jenny Horne gave a tearful farewell to the Statehouse yesterday. She's not running for re-election as she seeks to unseat Congressman Mark Sanford in the 1st District. Source: P&C

The legislature will consider tightening rules for permitting rallies on the Statehouse grounds, but public safety officials say new rules aren't necessarily needed. Source: P&C

Charleston state Sen. Marlon Kimpson has been successful in blocking legislation this session that would expand gun rights in the state. His latest effort is against a proposal that would allow permitted gun owners from Georgia to carry legally in S.C. Source: P&C

The state inspector general says Department of Juvenile Justice officials had not adequately instituted a plan to combat mass riots within a state detention facility ahead of a February melee that led to 14 youthful offenders being arrested and many improvements being made to enhance safety at the complex. Source: P&C, The State

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham applauded Gov. Nikki Haley for signing a bill this week that outlaws abortion after 19 weeks, but says he wishes exceptions were included for rape and incest. Source: P&C

Family, friends, and former colleagues of the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney gathered in the state Senate yesterday for the unveiling of the Statehouse portrait of the slain pastor-politician. Source: The State

A group of Clemson University geology students were among those who were nearly trapped by floodwaters inside a Kentucky cave yesterday, spending hours slogging through mud and deep water to find their way back to the cave's entrance. Source: AP


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