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Even Our Constitution Finds Lite Guv Unnecessary

Plus, College of Charleston Worries for Academic Freedom
By Porter Barron Jr.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 |
If College of Charleston selects Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell from among three finalists to be its next president, South Carolina would go six months with the office of lieutenant governor vacant, but apparently this has happened before. The S.C. Constitution doesn’t require the office to be filled and Senate President Pro Tempore John Courson, next in line for the spot, has told The State he would opt to remain in his current, much more powerful position.



Attitudes and egos have been popping off across the river at West Columbia City Hall, where council yesterday stripped Mayor Joe Owens of presiding authority over its meetings. According to WIS, earlier strong words from Owens had rankled council members.



Health insurance purchased through Obamacare’s infamous HealthCare.gov has more than doubled in South Carolina since Jan. 1. As of the beginning of March, 55,830 people had enrolled, up from 24,116 at the end of December, according to the Gannett Washington Bureau.



Faculty and students at the College of Charleston are fretting over whether the $52,000 docked from the school’s budget by the S.C. House over a gay friendly freshman reading assignment will usher in a new era of administrative interference in its classrooms, The Post and Courier reports.



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