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February 10, 2014

GUV SCHEDULE: Gun bill signing and SC tourism conference speech

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Gov. Nikki Haley will sign a bill allowing guns in bars and address a big state tourism conference this week:

• Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.: Hold a bill signing for S. 308, Concealed Carry Reform in the State House first floor lobby
• Wednesday, Noon: Address the S.C. Governor’s Conference on Tourism & Travel Industry Awards Luncheon on Hilton Head Island

What Haley’s did last week, according to her office:

Five (each) - Plant/agency/community center visits and Legislative/policy meetings

Three (each) - Media availabilities and Proclamation Readings

Two (each) - Speeches, Staff meetings, Constituent meetings/calls and School visits (both in North Carolina)

One (each) - Bill signing and Budget and Control Board meeting

• Busiest Day -- Thursday (10 activities)
• Slowest Day -- Monday (Five activities)

NOTE: Haley met with University of South Carolina system student government leaders on Wednesday. On Thursday, she attended an anti-bullying play by a Beaufort High School drama class at the State House and met with the S.C. Mother of the Year Committee. She also called Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to apologize for a remark she made.

On Friday, she participated the After Action Review Executive Group's conference call on Winter Storm Leon and spoke with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

She also met with S.C. Inspector General Patrick Maley and staff. Her office said it was part of periodic meetings with agencies. Maley's office started a probe of S.C. State University last week.

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