Common Cause asks for Harrell to resign speakership
The state board for government watchdog group Common Cause voted to demand that S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell, who represents Charleston, to resign as state investigators continue to look at alleged ethics rules violations.
Sources: The State, Post and Courier

House lawmakers debate alternatives to Obamacare expansion
Republicans and Democrats are looking at ways to expand the state’s Medicaid rolls independently as state governments across the U.S. prepare for the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Sources: AP, Post and Courier, The State

Mulvaney, Duncan endorse Grooms in SC-1 race
GOP U.S. Reps. Jeff Duncan and Mick Mulvaney threw their support behind state Senator Larry Grooms, one of 16 Republicans seeking the nomination in the 1st District special election.
Sources: Politico, FITS News
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Group threatens suit against Santee Cooper over allged groundwater contamination at Pee Dee plant
A notice filed with the EPA by the Southern Envronmental Law Center says state-owned utility Santee Cooper is in violation of the federal Clean Water Act by allowing pollution at its Grainger coal plant seep into the Waccamaw River west of Myrtle Beach.
Sources: Myrtle Beach Sun News, The State

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