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SC politics: Commission approves amendment explanations

08/11/2014 9:16 PM

08/11/2014 9:17 PM

Commission approves amendment explanations

A group has agreed to the explanations voters will see to the two proposed amendments to South Carolina’s Constitution.

The Constitutional Ballot Commission met last week in the state Attorney General’s Office.

They approved language that explains an amendment that if passed would allow some charitable nonprofit groups to run raffles. A second amendment would change the state Constitution to change the adjutant general from being elected by voters to being appointed by the governor.

The amendments will be on the ballot in November.

Governor’s schedule and activities

Gov. Nikki Haley’s publicly announced schedule for this week is:

Tuesday, 10 a.m.: State Budget and Control Board meeting, State House grounds, Columbia

Wednesday, 11 a.m.: Ceremonial bill signing for H.3512, the Brewery Bill, Conquest Brewery, Columbia

Thursday, 3 p.m.: Economic development announcement, Fairfield QuickJobs Center-Midlands Technical College, Winnsboro

Thursday, 5:30 p.m.: Participate in Wal-Mart’s U.S. manufacturing summit via live remote broadcast.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Attend the Williamsburg hometown chamber reception honoring Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, Kingstree

Friday, noon: Visit and tour the S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Department, West Columbia

According to her staff, Haley’s activities last week included:

6 – Calls or meetings concerning state policy

3 each – Meetings with constituents; also, ceremonial duties, presenting the Order of the Silver Crescent to William J. Quinton Jr., holding a ceremonial bill signing for S.1189, the S.C. Distributed Energy Resource Program Act, and speaking to the S.C. Lions District 32D youth exchange

2 each – Economic-development meetings; also, meetings concerning education; also, calls to university presidents, Harris Pastides of the University of South Carolina and James Clements of Clemson University

1 each – Visit to a church program, Camp PALS at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Columbia; also, a call concerning an unspecified state agency; also, a speech to the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas annual conference in Charleston; also, a call to Lt. Gov. McGill; also, a political event, a RedState gathering in Fort Worth, Texas

Busiest day – Tuesday, with seven activities

Slowest day – Friday, with three activities

Of note – The RedState gathering – of GOP conservatives – was held on Saturday

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