This Week in South Carolina: In Session provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place.
Combined meeting schedule:
10:30 a.m., Senate Property Tax Subcommitte, Gressette Room 408, agenda
12:00 p.m., House of Representatives, State House, House Chamber, watch
2:00 p.m., Senate, State House, Senate Chamber, watch
3:00 p.m., Conference Committee, State House, 3rd Floor Conference Room, agenda
Upon adjournment of the House, General Laws Subcommittee on S.1116, Blatt Room 511, agenda
30 minutes after the House adjourns, Wildlife Subcommittee (Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs), Blatt Room 410, agenda
1.5 Hour upon Adjournment, House E.P.W. K-12 Subcommittee on S.28, S.302, S.709, S.857and S.888, Blatt Room 433, agenda
2:30 p.m. or 1.5 hours after the House adjourns, whichever is later, Judiciary Committee, Blatt Room 516, agenda
9:30 a.m., Case Title: McGuinn Construction Management, Inc., Respondent, v. Saul Espino and Mara Espino, Petitioners. And Saul Espino and Mara Espino, Petitioners, v. Gates Commons, LLC, S. Wade McGuinn, Individually, and Town of Lexington, Defendants, Of whom Town of Lexington is the Respondent.
Attorneys: Blake A. Hewitt, of Bluestein Thompson Sullivan, LLC, of Columbia and Andrew A. Aun, of Aun & McKay, PA, of Irmo, for Petitioners. S. Jahue Moore and John C. Bradley, Jr., both of Moore Taylor Law Firm, PA, of West Columbia and Andrew F. Lindemann, of Davidson & Lindemann, PA, of Columbia, for Respondents.
Summary: The Court reviews the court of appeals' decision in McGuinn Construction Management, Inc. v. Espino, Op. No. 2016-UP-138 (S.C. Ct. App. filed Mar. 23, 2016).
10:00 a.m., Case Title: The State, Respondent, v. James Simmons, Jr., Petitioner.
Attorneys: Appellate Defender Susan Barber Hackett, of Columbia, for Petitioner. Attorney General Alan McCrory Wilson and Assistant Attorney General William M. Blitch, Jr., both of Columbia, for Respondent.
Summary: The Court reviews the court of appeals' decision in State v. Simmons, Op. No. 2016-UP-182 (S.C. Ct. App. filed Apr. 20, 2016).
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Territory, contraband disputes likely sparked South Carolina prison melee that killed 7, injured 17 The Post and Courier
A sampling of violence at South Carolina prisons The Post and Courier
Lawmakers demand reform after 7 die during overnight brawl at SC prison The State
7 inmates dead, 17 injured after hours of rioting at South Carolina prison The Washington Post
SC prisons besieged by lawsuits alleging violence, unsafe conditions The State
SC leaders on prison riot: 'This was all about territory ... about cellphones' The State
In wake of inmate deaths at Lee Correctional, records show South Carolina prisons are understaffed Greenville News
Victims at South Carolina prison: Some were killers, some hoped for freedom The Post and Courier
Here's how much the Democrats running for South Carolina governor report raising The Post and Courier
Here's what Republican, Democrat South Carolina congressional candidates have raised The Post and Courier
SC Democrat boasts cash lead in Congress race The State
Challenger closes in on embattled Richland prosecutor in fundraising The State
Democrat governor candidate Phil Noble picks up endorsement from a Kennedy The Post and Courier
Who you calling a Republican? Dems fight over party label in SC's 2nd District race The State
State Sen. William Timmons borrows $540,000 for congressional bid Anderson Independent News
Charleston Republicans give eye-rolls and boos against James Comey during ABC interview The Post and Courier
Charleston can't ban panhandling so it wants to fine people for sitting on sidewalks The State
Folly Beach voters to choose between Bolus and Farley in runoff for council The Post and Couirer
Utility trying to buy SCANA draws fire for its influence, environmental record The State
On business: High-income earners make inroads in South Carolina The Post and Courier
How ready is SC for a natural disaster or disease outbreak? Greenville News
What would Nikki do? How Haley's shadow is dividing SC GOP primary for governor The State
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