After state solicitor David Pascoe said in a filing last week that the state Attorney General’s Office was impeding his investigation of ethics violations in the Statehouse, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office denied the allegations and said it was removing Pascoe as a special investigator, accusing the prosecutor of abuse of power. (Pascoe was given the responsibility after Wilson cited a conflict of interest in his office working on it.) Pascoe, in turn, said that Wilson can’t remove him without a court order. Source: P&C, The State, AP

Bad news in Trumplandia? The Donald’s average favorability is down to 31 percent, with 63 percent viewing him unfavorably. That’s down from 37/57 in January. Source: TNR, Politico

But one thing that hasn’t changed is Trump voters’ extremism, says Public Policy Polling:


SCE&G is requesting for state approval to charge power customers more to offset an anticipated pension payout shortfall. Source: P&C

City Paper contributor Jeremy Borden appears in this week’s Bitter Southerner, writing about The Whig, a beloved Columbia dive bar that played a role in helping take down the Confederate flag from outside the Statehouse. Source: Bitter Southerner