The S.C. Senate voted in favor of a budget amendment that would in effect ban offshore drilling and seismic testing. It would prevent DHEC or local governments from using funds to approve licenses or permits for offshore drilling. Source: AP

S.C. was named the top speedy state in the country by Insurify, with 17 percent of drivers reporting a speeding violation in the past seven years. Source: ABC 15

Joe Cunningham sent back the $1,000 a Publix PAC tried to give him, keeping his promise not to take money from PACs or special interest groups. Source: P&C

According to new census estimates, growth in Charleston and Dorchester counties have slowed, but is dramatically increasing in Berkeley. Source: P&C

A preservation group has filed a lawsuit against the Patriots Point Development Authority in an effort to save a submarine, the Clamagore. Patriot’s Point had wanted to use the sub to create an underwater memorial off the coast. Source: Live 5

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