Judges in the Palmetto State made historic news Wednesday.
• Gay couples in South Carolina could get married as soon as one minute after noon on Nov. 20 under a landmark federal court decision thatoverturned the state’s bans on same-sex marriage
. S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, who has fought to preserve the ban on same-sex marriage, said he will appeal to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. But observers say that’s a losing battle.
• The S.C. Supreme Court ruled in favor of poor, rural school districts who sued the state more than 20 years ago for failingto provide them with a basic education system
. The historic ruling could change the face of public education in South Carolina. But rather than outline what the General Assembly must do to improve the state’s education system, the court left it to lawmakers and school districts to work together to find solutions. Read
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S.C. State House today
• 10 a.m.: Senate Finance Special Subcommittee to Review the Investment of State Retirement Funds (Blatt Room 426 /Agenda
• 1 p.m.: Medical Marijuana Study Committee, Greenville, Clemson's ICAR Campus, Campbell Graduate Engineering Center, AT&T Auditorium, 4 Research Drive (Agenda
• 3 - 4 p.m.: Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Childrenmeeting
(Bill Rogers Community Connections Center at the Department of Juvenile Justice, 4900 Broad River Road, Bldg 3019 /Agenda
• 4 - 7:30 p.m.: Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Childrenpublic hearing
(Bill Rogers Community Connections Center at the Department of Juvenile Justice, 4900 Broad River Road, Bldg 3019)
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