After the latest collapse of Senate Republicans’ efforts to repeal Obamacare, Upstate S.C. Congressman Jeff Duncan says that congressional GOP should start their reform efforts by repealing Obamacare without a replacement. Leaders say they intend to do that, but it’s unclear how much support they’ll have. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is pushing his reform effort that would return major health care funding decisions to state politicians. Source: The State, Greenville News, Twitter

The State columnist Cindi Scoppe says it may be the lack of oversight over South Carolina’s Public Service Commission that’s to blame for the tenuous, over-budget nuclear project. Source: The State

As of Monday, about 30 people had requested that their names be removed from S.C. voter rolls over concerns about President Donald Trump’s proposed election fraud commission which requested voters’ personal information from state elections offices. Source: P&C, The State

The Dept. of Homeland Security said Monday that it would approve another 15,000 temporary visas for foreign workers in hospitality, seafood, and tourism industries during peak season. S.C. resorts are one large user of H-2B visa labor. Source: The State

Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant can’t run for lieutenant governor next year, as a new state law mandates that it be elected jointly with the governor, but state ethics officials say that he can raise money using a campaign account for the office. Bryant has not said whether he’ll run for another office. Source: P&C

New word alert just in time for next month’s eclipse: “Tailgazing.”

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