It’s budget week in Columbia, so in the coming days we will find out more about how the state will fund education, pensions, roads, and domestic violence initiatives. Source: Statehouse Report

The University of South Carolina got an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament yesterday and Winthrop earned an automatic bid as the Big South champs. Both teams will start their Cinderella runs this week in Greenville. (Full bracket PDF) Source: NYT, ESPN

Now at the OMB, former S.C. Congressman Mick Mulvaney said that he thought the Obama administration “manipulated” jobs numbers, a claim that matches with now-President Donald Trump’s campaign claims that the public unemployment rate was a “hoax.” Source: CNN

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, the daughter of Congressman Jim Clyburn, is staying quiet about any possibility that she’ll run for her father’s seat. Mignon is one of two remaining Democratic appointees remaining on the FCC as it seeks to roll back Obama administration initiatives. Source: P&C, The Verge

In addition to Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Charleston over the weekend, Zuckerberg apparently also dropped in on the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville. Source: Greenville News

North Charleston is apparently planning to do what it can to open up Noisette Creek to recreational opportunities as it works to expand public parklands on the north side of the creek near Coast Brewing. Source: P&C