The state has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a transgender S.C. teen over the state DMV’s policy against wearing makeup for ID card photos, a policy that has also been changed. Source: WaPo, The State

A day after Gov. Nikki Haley said she didn’t need the legislature’s help in ponying up incentives to land Volvo, which is considering sites for a North American plant, state senators are debating a bill that would authorize borrowing up to $150 million to close the deal. Source: The State

The Statehouse has authorized Clemson boosters to spend up to $4.5 million to buy a Citation CJ2 jet for use by the school’s athletic department to fly its coaches farther and faster to recruit players than the state plane they currently use. Source: AP

Less than a week after Machinists withdrew a planned April 22 organizing vote for Boeing South Carolina workers, the Boeing CEO says that if a union is what workers want, the company is willing to work with them. Source: P&C

As South Carolina and many other states struggle to source the lethal compound it uses for state-sponsored excutions, one Upstate lawmaker is proposing another option in addition to electrocution: firing squad. Source: P&C, CP, AP

Former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts, who served in that position for more than 40 years, is asking prosecutors for mercy so that he may avoid going to jail after pleading guilty to a charge of keeping two illegal immigrants from being processed after being arrested. Additional charges, including that he took bribes in exchange for freeing the immigrants, were dropped with his plea bargain. Source: The State

Lawmakers voted on Wednesday to combine the multiple police agencies working on the state capitol grounds to form the Capitol Police. Source: AP

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