SC politics: ‘Truthful Tuesday’ protesters returning to State House

February 3, 2014 

Legislatiure Returns Protests


‘Truthful Tuesday’ protesters returning

“Truthful Tuesday” protesters will be back at the State House on Tuesday.

The group, inspired by North Carolina’s “Moral Monday” protests, had a rally on the first day of the 2014 legislative session that drew several hundred people to demonstrate about health care, voting rights and education.

Several people who say they have benefited from the federal Affordable Care Act will speak Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at a news conference outside of the office of Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, an ardent Obamacare opponent.

Panel to interview candidates for college boards

The joint legislative committee that screens candidates for college and university boards of trustees will interview candidates from Feb. 20-28.

The committee will interview 75 candidates for 58 board seats at 11 schools.

There is only one candidate each for about two-thirds of the seats available on state public college boards.

Visit for a complete schedule.

Scott to speak at Bob Jones

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is scheduled to speak in April as part of the Presidential Leadership Series at Greenville’s Bob Jones University.

The North Charleston Republican, who is seeking a new term this year, will speak at 7 p.m. on April 22 in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium. The topic is not yet known.

The Leadership Series also will host syndicated talk show host and columnist Dennis Prager, who will speak on “The Consequences of Secularism” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 20.

Governor’s activities and schedule

Gov. Nikki Haley will hold a ceremonial bill signing and attend a State Budget and Control Board meeting this week. Other publicly announced activities include:

•  Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.: Address the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce board of advisors, North Charleston

•  Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.: Address the Rotary Club of Charleston

•  Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.: Attend an economic event, Fairfield Commerce Center, Ridgeway

•  Wednesday, 11 a.m.: Hold ceremonial bill signing for S. 22, the S.C. Restructuring Act of 2014, State House lobby

•  Thursday, 3 p.m.: Attend State Budget and Control Board meeting, State House grounds

•  Friday, 2:15 p.m.: Tour a S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services office, Columbia

According to her office, Haley’s schedule last week included:

Five – Economic development meetings, calls or events

Three – Emergency management calls

Two (each) – Legislative meetings; also, media availabilities or interviews; also, agency meetings or calls

One (each) – School visit, agency call and bill signing

Busiest day: Monday, six events

Slowest days: Wednesday and Friday, two events each

Note: Haley met with German Ambassador to the United States Peter Ammon at last Tuesday’s opening of the Continental tire plant in Sumter. She also participated in an appreciation for the S.C. State Guard at the Lace House on Thursday.

Staff writers Joey Holleman, Jamie Self and Andrew Shain contributed

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