It's March and the elections aren't until November, but that hasn't stopped some South Carolina Democrats from dropping out of statewide races. Rick Wade dropped his bid to challenge GOP U.S. Sen. Tim Scott yesterday, one day after state Rep. Mike Anthony dropped out of the race for superintendent of education.
Frank Martin, coach of the USC men's basketball team, received a one-game suspension after an incident of him yelling at a player went viral. Patrick Wall has more on the story on the Side Line blog.
The S.C. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case involving DHEC and its suspension of the certificate of need program, which requires hospitals to receive state approval before building certain facilities. DHEC dropped the program after Gov. Haley vetoed funding for it; the S.C. Hospital Association says the program is still part of state law and should be followed.
It's common knowledge that South Carolina needs to do a better job retaining and recruiting educated workers, but a new study from the University of South Carolina puts some numbers behind the concept: The state needs 70,540 more workers with four-year degrees and 44,010 more workers with two-year degrees between now and 2030. Cannabis oil could be used for epilepsy treatment under a bill proposed in the S.C. House.
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