Buzzing today• The Senate's special Department of Social Services oversight panel meets at 9 a.m. For the first time since Director Lillian Koller resigned in June, the panel will hear testimony from social work experts and from a Social Services deputy director. The panel is expected to discuss the high number of cases and children some child-welfare workers manage.
• To the disappointment of business groups, raising the gas tax is not part of state Sen. Vincent Sheheen’s plan for meeting the state’s multibillion-dollar road needs, released Tuesday by the Democratic candidate for governor.
Poll: Nikki Haley's lead over Democrat Vincent Sheheen is slim in four-way governor's race
Rand Paul headlines Mick Mulvaney fundraiser
Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash
Democratic Governors Association head Gov. Peter Shumlin urges voters to replace Gov. Haley
U.S. officials: We still don’t know who shot down Malaysian airliner
Sunday beer, wine sales plan includes Lexington County towns – for now
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