From the Opinion pages: “Francis Marion plan shows need for board of regents” [P&C]

Gov. Nikki Haley reiterated her displeasure with the federal government shutdown during an event in Greenville on Monday, saying “You never allow the ountry to shut down. You don’t.” Haley also said it wasn’t her job to urge Republicans to change their positions on the matter, urging the president to push for compromise, “like I do in South Carolina,” she said. [G’ville News]

Could the government shutdown change the political landscape in areas of the country like Charleston with significant populations of military employees affected by federal furloughs? Politico reports from Congressman Mark Sanford’s Saturday night town hall meeting. (Bonus: don’t miss CP reporter Corey Hutchins’ write-up of the meeting.) [Politico, CP]

Charleston schools officials are looking for help from local lawmakers next year to extend the local 1% sales tax to continue funding school construction. Chalreston Rep. Leon Stavrinakis responds in tweet-form. [P&C]

One week into open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, many in S.C. are still having trouble getting signed up and see a long road ahead of them. [The State]

The man accused of killing 17-year old Marley Lion in 2012 while he slept in his car in West Ashley goes to court today, where area Solicitor Scarlett Wilson says she will prove that 32-year old Ryan Deleston shot the Academic Magnet grad. [P&C]