The Buzz

August 1, 2014

MORNING BUZZ: Democrat temporarily S.C. gov. + Sheheen on S.C. gay marriage ban + Schools chief says Common Core can be part of review

The Buzz

A blog from The State's political team of Cassie Cope, Jamie Self and Andy Shain. Email tips to

Buzzing today:

• Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill will temporarily serve as South Carolina's chief executive on Friday , while Gov. Nikki Haley undergoes surgery on her right arm.
• The Democratic candidate for governor, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, said Thursday South Carolina “should pause” its defense of the state’s gay marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue.
• A spokesman for state schools chief Mick Zais said Thursday that educators will have access to Common Core – along with other education standards – as they work to write new standards for South Carolina students.

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