The federal Department of Education recently announced a $30 million fund for South Carolina to create up to five new public charter schools across the state each year for five years. Source: P&C

Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings says he would support a delay on a vote on whether to change zoning restrictions for new developments, including the Sergeant Jasper, in hopes that mayor-elect John Tecklenburg, who has spoken out in favor of lowering height limits, would force another rethink of the Jasper project. Source: P&C

Gov. Nikki Haley says the process for farmers to file claims and receive payments for flood-related losses is “slow and cumbersome,” urging government officials to speed up payouts. Source: AP, The State

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen says he’s moving forward with plans to pre-file a bill that would forbid drone owners flying their aircraft over other people’s private property. Source: WSPA

After a swing through South Carolina this weekend, Democratic candidate for president U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders headed to Atlanta yesterday, where he visited the MLK Center and spoke at the Fox Theatre. Sanders also grabbed lunch with rapper Killer Mike of Run the Jewels and snapped a photo. Source: WaPo, Twitter

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