The Associated Press takes Gov. Nikki Haley to task today for personally shaming state lawmakers for supporting a proposal to borrow $500 million for capital improvements across the state while the Budget and Control Board, which Haley oversees, has sponsored more than $1 billion in borrowing since she took office. Last week, the body OK’d $70 million in spending to upgrade Littlejohn Coliseum at Clemson University, Haley’s alma mater. Source: NYT/AP
For the first time in 40 years, Charleston will select a new leader this year as Mayor Joe Riley retires, but Riley has served as a progressive figurehead in state politics for decades. NPR talked with Riley about his legacy on All Things Considered on Tuesday. Source: NPR
The NLRB has set an April 22 vote for Boeing employees that will decide whether the North Charleston workforce will join the Machinists union. Source: WSJ
A House panel has approved a domestic violence bill for discussion on the House floor, but it won’t contain a gun ban for convicted offenders that supporters in the Senate fought hard to include after a bipartisan group of lawmakers agreed to remove it. Source: P&C
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has failed to cultivate the same support in S.C. that his brother and father did in their primary runs, when South Carolina served as a ‘firewall’ after poor showings in other early contests. Source: Politico
Charleston City Council is the latest city government along the South Carolina coast to formally take a position against offshore drilling as laid out in federal proposals that open up mid-Atlantic waters to oil rigs. Hilton Head took the same position last week and Myrtle Beach is set to consider the idea soon. Source: Live 5, P&C, Myrtle Beach Sun News
The State Supreme Court has rejected a constitutional challenge to Charleston’s Livability court by a local landlord. Source: P&C
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