MORNING BUZZ: One historic Senate afternoon, three swearings-in, and minutes left to go

Posted by JAMIE SELF on June 19, 2014 

Next up, ethics? The majority-Republican state Senate resolved a leadership crisis with a historic series of events: electing a Democrat as their leader who then ascended to lieutenant governor, and then picking as Senate president pro tempore a powerful state lawmaker accused by a junior lawmaker of orchestrating a "coup."

Now, with Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell's resignation official, and the task of replacing him complete, Senate leaders expect to take up an update to the state's ethics law -- but not without opposition.

Democratic education candidates to debate: Sheila Gallagher and Tom Thompson, the two Democratic candidates for S.C. Superintendent of Education, have agreed to one more debate before their June 24 runoff for their party's nomination. The debate airs at 7 p.m. on ETV.

Gov. Nikki Haley's schedule: At 2:15 p.m. Haley will attend the Medal of Honor ceremony for USC student and retired Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

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