PPR Live Blog: Haley ethics hearing - South Carolina lawmakers are hearing arguments over whether Gov. Nikki Haley illegally lobbied for her employers during her time as a state representative. We’ll be following the proceedings all day on our Palmetto Public Record live blog, so check back for updates as they develop.
SC’s immigration law may be constitutional for now, but is it smart? - Arizona’s immigration law was found generally constitutional this week by the U.S. Supreme Court, though we’re still waiting for a federal judge to rule whether South Carolina’s similar law racially profiles Hispanics, Palmetto Public Record reported yesterday. But regardless of whether the Palmetto State’s draconian immigration policy is ruled legal, does that make it a good idea?
SC is too discriminatory, says baseball player from Arizona of all places - A University of Arizona baseball player added online insult to injury over the Gamecocks’ loss in the College World Series this week by accusing South Carolinians of being prejudiced against Asian baseball players, Palmetto Public Record reported yesterday. Wildcats outfielder Rob Refsnyder, who was named Most Outstanding Player in Arizona’s championship over USC,tweeted earlier this week that he “will never live in South Carolina because they can’t accept Asians playing baseball.”
High court to deliver health care ruling this morning - They’ve known the outcome for three months. Now it’s time for the nine Supreme Court justices to share it with the world, according to the Associated Press’ Mark Sherman. Chief Justice John Roberts is expected to reveal the high court’s verdict on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, the most important issue being whether the law’s centerpiece requirement that most people have health insurance or pay a penalty is constitutional.
State faces 4 p.m. deadline to clear workers’ paychecks - Lawmakers must move fast today to avoid delaying paychecks next week for 43,800 state workers, according to The State’s Andrew Shain. Neither a state budget for the new fiscal year nor a continuing resolution that would allow state agencies to keep operating, and the treasurer’s office said it needs authority by 4:00pm to pay state workers on time by Monday.
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