The Agenda: County commits to I-526; More money, less scrutiny for S.C. colleges?; Scott and Graham support Sessions

County will commit to $125 million to outer loop project

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Charleston County took a step forward toward committing $125 million to the I-526 project, but it's unknown at this point how much the state will devote to the project. Source: P&C

P&C editorial today: "There’s nothing inherently wrong with keeping tabs on the criminal impact of illegal immigration in the United States. In fact, it’s a good idea. But Mr. Trump’s plan is more sinister."

S.C. could get yet another reprieve from implementing federal ID security laws put in place after the 9/11 attacks. Source: The State

State university leaders want more money to build out and maintain their campuses and less scrutiny from a state oversight board. Source: P&C

U.S. Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham voted to confirm retired brain surgeon Ben Carson for HUD secretary and former Texas governor Rick Perry for Energy secretary on Thursday. Source: AP

Scott and Graham also said they supported Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from investigations into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election after it came to light that statements he made during his confirmation were not 100 percent accurate. Source: P&C

A bill that would establish a state board to evaluate juvenile justice laws to try to break down the "school-to-prison-pipeline" is working its way through the Statehouse. Source: P&C

Another proposal in Columbia would lessen the requirements to run for county coroner, an elected position in S.C. State Rep. Todd Rutherford, the author: "If it's not going to be an appointed position ... it should be like every other elected office." Source: P&C

Water off the Southeastern coast is reportedly acidifying faster than anyone previously thought, an indication of increased toxins in the water. Source: P&C


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