MORNING BUZZ: SC loves 'Murica + House Democrat suggests casino money to fix roads

Posted by CASSIE COPE on July 3, 2014 

The winning boat of the boat parade on Lake Murray made use of a host of American flags, balloons, and bikinis to drum up support from the judges who awarded them with 144 points out of a possible 150.

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Note: The Buzz is going to celebrate the Fourth of July (because The Buzz loves 'Murica.) The next post will be Monday July 7. Check back then.

• While calls continue for Gov. Nikki Haley to share details her state roads plan, House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford put his cards on the table to help with the $29 billion shortfall in statewide repairs.

• Cue the fireworks: South Carolina is the most patriotic state in the nation.

• Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic challenger for governor, said Wednesday that he does not want German nuclear waste come to the Savannah River Nuclear Site and would like Washington, D.C., to fulfill other promises that could bring more jobs to South Carolina.

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