State-owned utility Santee Cooper has a “potential buyer” in Upstate company Pacolet Milliken (a spinoff of the mill), teaming up with DC-based Twenty First Century Utilities. P&C reports that neither company has thoroughly reviewed the financial documents involved. Source: P&C

Gov. Henry McMaster announced steps to stem the opioid crisis in S.C. yesterday which would limit prescriptions to the drug that has caused more deaths than drunk driving and other public health threats. Source: Charlotte Observer, The State

After first saying he was against the Republican tax plan in Congress over concerns about Arctic drilling, Rep. Mark Sanford says he’ll support the bill despite the fact that it will “green light drilling for oil” in a protected area of North Alaska. Source: P&C

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is opposing President Trump’s nominee to lead the Export-Import Bank, a controversial institution that provides tax benefits for American companies that export. Scott’s opposition was enough for the Senate Banking Committee to vote down former congressman Scott Garrett, a longtime critic of the Ex-Im Bank. Source: The State,

P&C posted seedy details of the rural Christian community outside of Walterboro whose leader, Ralph Gordon Stair was arrested Monday and charged with criminal sexual assault and more. Source: P&C

P&C editorial: “Acknowledge climate change as security threat”

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