A panel of House lawmakers thinks it can wrap up its work on impeachment next week.
Impeachment panel meets: The House committee will meet Monday to debate Gov. Mark Sanford's 2008 trade trip to Argentina and whether it was used as a cover for a romantic liaison. Lawmakers also expect to debate and vote on an impeachment resolution.
Impeachment vote: The full Judiciary Committee also could meet sometime next week to debate, and possibly vote on, impeachment. A vote against impeachment by the full committee most likely would end the possibility of Sanford's removal from office.
Ethics hearing: A panel of the State Ethics Commission will hear testimony in early January on the 37 ethics charges against Sanford and decide whether he is guilty of any charges.
Criminal charges: Attorney General Henry McMaster could charge Sanford with crimes or ask a local or federal prosecutor to investigate. McMaster is reviewing the case and has offered no timetable on when he would complete that work.