Breaking news: It’s been hot. Yesterday, Charleston set a record high temp for Sept. 28. But cooler weather is on the way for the weekend! Source: P&C, ABC News 4

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was one of a few Republican speakers at a press conference earlier this week to unveil party leaders’ tax reform plan, saying that the crux of the plan is about “Hashtag, keep yo’ money.” Source: Vox, The State

As lawmakers scramble to find a way to salvage one nuclear project, Gov. Henry McMaster asked Washington politicians earlier this month to continue fighting for a nuclear processing facility to be built at Savannah River Site near Aiken. Source: Aiken Standard

Meanwhile, there was no decision late yesterday on whether S.C. power customers would stop paying SCE&G for the failed VC Summer project. The power company calls the move to cut the payments unconstitutional. Source: AP, P&C

A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday next week to discuss corruption allegations leveled at Republican state Rep. Rick Quinn, one of the men at the center of a large-scape anti-corruption dragnet underway at the Statehouse. Source: P&C

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