Governor’s schedule and activities
Gov. Nikki Haley’s public schedule for the rest of this week, released Monday by her staff:
Wednesday, 11 a.m. —Announce the Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign at the State House; 1 p.m. — Address the Rotary Club of Summerville.
Thursday, 10 a.m. — Present a proclamation designating April as Donate Life Month at the State House; 11 a.m. — Attend a ribbon cutting for WellCare of South Carolina in Columbia; 2 p.m. — Present a proclamation designating April as the Month of the Military Child at the State House; 4 p.m. — Attend an economic development awards ceremony for Industry Appreciation at the Governor’s Mansion.
According to her staff, Haley’s schedule for last week included:
10 — Legislative/policy/agency meetings
4 each — Speeches/receptions and economic development activities, including the S.C. Realtors annual rally, S.C. Chamber of Commerce reception, Greenville Chamber of Commerce series and groundbreaking for Movement Mortgage in Indian Land
2 — Meetings/calls with Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster
1 — Constituent meeting
Busiest day — Monday with eight activities
Slowest day — Wednesday with four activities (Note: She had a routine outpatient procedure that day.)
Of note: She also met with former U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins, had a call with U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn and held a ceremonial bill signing for insurance-related legislation.
From Staff reports
S.C. House on break, Senate following soon
As Easter approaches, lawmakers at the State House have started to take time off.
The S.C. House of Representatives is on a two-week break that concludes the week after Easter.
The S.C. Senate will be in session just on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, and then take a break on Thursday and next week.
The House and Senate return together on April 14.
S.C. State OKs $20 million campaign
S.C. State’s board of trustees approved a three-year, $20 million fundraising campaign Monday to help pay down debt and bolster scholarship funds.
The campaign, called Preserving the Legacy, comes as the school is trying to keep its accreditation that was placed on probation last year on financial and governance concerns.
The campaign was not started to impress accreditors, a school spokeswoman said.
“It demonstrates the university’s commitment to generate revenue, retire debt and raise much-needed scholarship dollars for university students,” spokeswoman Liz Mosley-Hawkins said.
Lawmakers want to replace the school’s board after the state’s only historically black public college collected more than $17 million in debt.