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Solar Industry Not Satisfied With SC’s Baby Steps

Plus, Ethics Reform and a College of Charleston Showdown
By Porter Barron Jr.
Friday, May 30, 2014 |
National solar energy companies are airing their disappointment in a legislative compromise regulating their industry in South Carolina. Industry representatives say the bill still favors traditional utilities over solar companies and does not do enough to encourage the younger industry’s expansion, The State reports.



A committee of state representatives and senators will meet Tuesday in this session's last ditch attempt at forging an ethics reform compromise. A key component, the independent investigative body pushed by Gov. Nikki Haley, appears doomed, The State reports.



The Post and Courier columnist David Hicks examines the standoff in the state Senate between Glenn McConnell, outgoing lieutenant governor and soon-to-be College of Charleston president, and President Pro Tempore John Courson (R-Richland) over expanding the Charleston school’s mission.



ICYMI, Politico Magazine has an article on the American religious right’s origins in segregation, not Roe v. Wade, as Jerry Falwell would have had us believe. Greenville’s Bob Jones University figures into it prominently.



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