Gov. Henry McMaster was in D.C. this weekend for the National Governors Association meeting and reportedly made appeals to President Donald Trump administration officials over requests for infrastructure funding and more. Source: P&C

Trump’s first state of the union address is tomorrow night, but it remains to be seen how “the president who favors disruption over decorum” will handle the speech. Source: AP

Charleston officials are considering measures that could curb development in areas of the city that are especially flood prone. Source: P&C

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg in a P&C op-ed on Saturday: “Completing I-526 is the right choice for the Charleston area”

Solar companies have been growing their foothold in South Carolina, but some may be holding off as they lobby the state to provide significant tax incentives to continue development. Source: The State

Solar power exec Bret Sowers in P&C over the weekend: “Unleash S.C. potential for solar potential”

The New Republic calls the conservative Heritage Foundation, run by former S.C. Senator Jim DeMint, the “D.C. think tank behind Donald Trump,” saying that it is positioned to be the bridge between mainstream Republicans and less-orthodox administration voices. Source: The New Republic