The Agenda: McMaster to speak at RNC; Group pushes back against SCE&G hikes; Trump speech fallout

Gene's and Bear E. Patch are latest restaurants slapped with wage suits

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After reportedly being told that he wasn't set to make any remarks this week, S.C. Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster, an early Trump supporter, is now scheduled to speak for five minutes around 5:30pm today at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Source: NYT, The State, P&C

The S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce, the Sierra Club, and other groups have formed Stop the Blank Check in an effort to push back against continued rate hikes by SCE&G to finance a $14 billion nuclear project. SCE&G spokesman: "Whether you are building a house or a complex power plant, every construction project has challenges along the way." Source: AP

Reporting from the convention in Cleveland, P&C's Emma Dumain and The State's Jamie Self have updates a day after the RNC plowed through an attempt by anti-Trump delegates to alter the rules for the formal nominating process. Source: P&C, The State

Bear E. Patch Cafe and Gene's Haufbrau are the latest two restaurants reportedly fighting lawsuits filed over the popular restaurants' tipping practices. Source: P&C

India-based Tata, a conglomerate whose products include automobiles, is endowing fellowships for Indian students to study automotive engineering at Clemson's International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR.) Source: Greenville News

The Trump campaign says it has no plans to fire anyone after a speech delivered last night by Melania Trump closely resembled a speech delivered by Michelle Obama in 2008. Source: CNN


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