Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. James Clyburn are being criticized by a nonpartisan watchdog group, the Campaign Legal Center, for spending thousands of leadership PAC dollars at golf resorts, hotels, and expensive restaurants. Source: WCSC
S.C. Sen. Marlon Kimpson is reinvigorating his effort to reform state gun laws with a new bill that would set rules for what crimes would have to be immediately reported to state police to be included in gun check databases. Kimpson initially filed a bill after the shooting at Mother Emanuel that would have changed the minimum waiting period for a gun check to occur, but it was unsuccessful. Source: AP
In late 2017, S.C. created the statewide Opioid Emergency Response Team to try to manage the opioid crisis in the state. In their first year they’ve come up with a plan, but don’t expect results overnight. Source: P&C
State Rep. Marvin Pendarvis is proposing an amendment to a bill that would hold railroad companies–like Norfolk Southern–liable for traffic delays. The bill also fines railroad companies for trains that obstruct highways for more than two hours. Source: WCSC
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