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June 4, 2014

MORNING BUZZ: House likely to take up budget today with 2 days left, SC puts brakes on texting while driving

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With two days to go there is still no budget deal, but the chairman of the S.C. House Ways and Means Committee, the main budget-writing committee for the House, said Tuesday he is hopeful representatives will take up the state budget today.

SC puts brakes on texting while driving

SC lieutenant governor should delay resigning, key senator says

SC senator charges reading reforms being held hostage

New Sheheen web ad targets Haley for backing her child-welfare director

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Rep. Tommy Pope says he'll run for governor in 4 years

Sheri Few launched a radio ad for superintendent of education and she was endorsed by Concerned Women for America’s Legislative Action Committee.

Several lawmakers endorsed Molly Spearman for state superintendent of education on Tuesday.

Powdered alcohol is banned in South Carolina following a vote by the Legislature on Tuesday.

Voters to decide if governor names top soldier

S.C. Governor Nikki Haley and challenger Vincent Sheheen differ on income tax reform.

Guv plans: At 12:15 p.m., Gov. Haley will address the Electric Cooperative of South Carolina's Summer Conference at the Wild Dunes Resort, Sweetgrass Pavilion-Palms Ballroom, 4601 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms. Then at 3 p.m., Haley will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at Nephron Pharmaceuticals, 4500 12th Street Extension, West Columbia.

Senate Meetings:

Full body meets at 1 p.m.

9 a.m.: Senate General DSS Oversight Subcommittee (Gressette Room 308 / Agenda )

9:15 a.m.: Fish, Game and Forestry Committee (Gressette Room 209 / Agenda )

No House meetings

Full body meets at 10 a.m.

Joint House and Senate meetings

9 a.m.: Joint Bond Review Committee (Gressette Room 105 / Agenda )

11:30 a.m.: Conference Committee on H.3945 (State House, 3rd Floor Conference Room / Agenda )

1 p.m.: Conference Committee on H.3124 (State House, 3rd Floor Conference Room / Agenda )

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