The Agenda: Clyburn calls Tim Scott's Opportunity Zones "BS"; American Airlines adds direct service to NYC

Happy National Oreo Day


American Airlines has added a direct route between Charleston and New York City starting May 3. Source: P&C

Rep. Jim Clyburn, in an interview with the P&C, called U.S. Sen. Tim Scott's "Opportunity Zone" proposal "BS" and "a bunch of smoke and mirrors." He instead prefers his own 10-20-30 proposal, in which 10 percent of government funds would go to counties where 20 percent or more of residents have lived below the poverty line for more than 30 years. The plan is also favored by Democratic presidential nominees Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker, though Booker has praised Scott's proposal too. Source: P&C

Line St. between King and Rutledge is going to be closed today as it's being converted to handle two-way traffic. They're hoping the work will be done by 6 p.m. Source: Live 5

Inmates in a S.C. prison have been given the opportunity to record bedtime stories for their children with a program called A Father's Voice. Source: WSPA

It seems cruel that National Oreo Day falls in Girl Scout cookie season. Source: WCIV

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