State House Daybook: March 27, 2018

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The House is off this week for spring recess.

Combined meeting schedule:

11:00 a.m., Senate Finance Committee Budget Deliberations, Gressette Room 105, agenda, watch

2:00 p.m., Senate, State House, Senate Chamber, watch



12:30 p.m., Gov. Henry McMaster will speak to the Rotary Club of Easley, West End Hall, Carr Room, 201 S. Fifth Street, Easley, S.C.



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09:30 a.m.
Case Title: David M. Repko, Respondent, v. County of Georgetown, Petitioner.
Attorneys: Robert L. Widener, of Columbia and David J. Mills, of Pawleys Island, both of the McNair Law Firm PA, for Petitioner. Stephen L. Goldfinch, Jr., Ryan Patrick Compton and Thomas W. Winslow, all of Goldfinch Winslow, LLC, of Murrells Inlet, for Respondent.
Summary: Respondent, the owner of two undeveloped lots in a subdivision, filed a civil action against Petitioner alleging negligence and gross negligence in Petitioner's handling of a financial guarantee posted by the subdivision's developer. The circuit court granted Petitioner's motion for directed verdict. Respondent appealed, and the court of appeals reversed and remanded. Repko v. Cty. of Georgetown, 416 S.C. 22, 785 S.E.2d 376 (Ct. App. 2016). Petitioner filed a petition for a writ of certiorari, which the Court granted to review the court of appeals' decision.

10:00 a.m.
Case Title: The State, Respondent, v. Timothy Artez Pulley, Appellant.
Attorneys: C. Rauch Wise, of Greenwood, for Appellant. Attorney General Alan M. Wilson and Assistant Attorney General William M. Blitch, Jr., both of Columbia and Solicitor David M. Stumbo, of Greenwood, for Respondent.
Summary: Pursuant to Rule 204(b), SCACR, we certified this appeal to review the circuit court's decision to admit evidence pertaining to appellant's traffic stop. Additionally, the Court considers whether the circuit court erred in failing to require the State to open fully on the law and facts and reply only to arguments of defense counsel. Finally, Appellant asks the Court to consider whether the circuit court erred in charging the jury on constructive possession.

10:30 a.m.
Case Title: Pavilion Development Corp. & Larry McNair, Appellants, v. Nexsen Pruet, LLC, Respondent, v. DC & Sons, LLC, Counterclaim Defendant.
Attorneys: Andrew K. Epting, Jr., Michelle N. Endemann and Jaan G. Rannik, all of Andrew K. Epting, Jr., LLC, of Charleston and George J. Kefalos, of Charleston, for Appellants. Elizabeth Van Doren Gray,Tina Marie Cundari and Benjamin R. Gooding, all of Sowell Gray Robinson Stepp & Laffitte, LLC of Columbia, for Respondent.
Summary: This appeal asks the Court to determine whether the circuit court erred in denying the appellants' motion to amend their complaint.


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Bump stock ban would put Lincoln in rare company if bipartisan council support holds Lincoln Journal Star

'Ted Turner's island' now owned by South Carolina creates challenges, opportunity for public The Post and Courier

Gowdy on Congress: "I hate this place." The State

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Howdy Gowdy: Congressman Trey Gowdy The Takeout

Charleston startup helps uncover Iranian hacking scheme, among largest state-backed attacks ever The Post and Courier

Candidate looking for 'Planet B' will run for Congress again The State

This candidate isn't clowning around: SC clown running for Congress The State

Robert Williams is South Carolina's two-time candidate Morning News

From guns to the Confederacy, are SC governor candidates pandering for your vote? The State

South Carolina prosecutor under fire about expenses draws primary election opponent The Post and Courier

Columbia lawyer Gipson will run against Dan Johnson for Richland prosecutor The State

SC House GOP fails to get lawsuit seeking records, tossed out The State 

Singapore Airlines takes delivery of 1st 787-10 Dreamliner built exclusively in North Charleston The Post and Courier

Thousands attend March For Our Lives rallies in Charleston and Columbia The Post and Courier

Congressman Mark Sanford dealing with Trump administration 'imperfectly and with difficulty' The Post and Courier

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