The Buzz

August 19, 2014

MORNING BUZZ: Investigation of House Speaker Harrell continuing, sources say + Upstate lawyers rank lowest on environmental scorecard

The Buzz

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

Buzzing today:

• An investigation into allegations that S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell misused campaign money is continuing despite a statement by the Charleston Republican over the weekend indicating the probe was over, according to sources familiar with the matter.
• Protecting the environment is less important to Upstate lawmakers than to their counterparts in the rest of South Carolina, according to a conservation scorecard of major legislative votes during the past two years.

Buzz Clicks:

No arrest for Texas Gov. Rick Perry but mug shot to be taken

Aerospace industry taking off in SC

SC GOP adds 13 staffers for fall election push

Nearly 4,000 acres of forestland to be preserved

South Carolina unemployment rate jumps in July

Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

Myrtle Beach area marina-related criminal charges against Weaver, former state Rep. Viers won’t impact industrial park plans

S.C. learns lessons from Stone Brewing finalists

Ravenel makes 2nd trip to Beaufort in as many weeks

USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

Gov. Schedule

Gov. Nikki Haley will hold constituent meetings at the State House beginning at 4 p.m.

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