Gov.Nikki Haley’s schedule for Monday, Dec. 9 includes:
- (Updated) 3 p.m.: Haley will attend the University of South Carolina 33rd annual Economic Outlook Conference in The Campus Room of the Capstone House on campus, 902 Barnwell St.
- 5:30 p.m.: Haley and the First Family will host the Governor’s Mansion Christmas Open House.
- 10 a.m. Tuesday: Haley will hold a Budget and Control Board meeting in Room 252 of the Edgar A. Brown Building in Columbia.
The Charleston County GOP has endorsed music store president Charles Fox for the vacant Charleston County School Board seat.
John Steinberger, chair of the party, said they think Fox has the skills and willingness to think outside the box to come up with solutions for better education.
Fox is president of Fox Music House , and he founded the Charleston Marathon, which raises money for the arts in the school district.
“We hope they’ll support our pick,” Steinberger said.
Lawmakers will nominate someone for the seat Monday night.
Gov. Nikki Haley and the First Family invite South Carolinians to join them for a Christmas Open House on Dec. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion. The event is free of charge, open to the public and no reservations are required.
The First Family asks that open house guests consider bringing canned goods for Harvest Hope Food Bank as well as school supplies for the Original Six Foundation to donate to public school students. Canned goods and school supply donations will be accepted at the entrance to the Governor’s Mansion.
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U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-SC, issued the following statement on Senator Harry Reid’s decision to exempt key members of his staff from the requirement of purchasing insurance through the DC Health Exchanges:
“Harry Reid’s decision to exempt certain members of his staff from ObamaCare sums up everything that’s wrong with Washington today. Harry Reid rammed a partisan healthcare bill through the Senate that most Americans didn’t want, and now it seems that members of his own staff don’t want ObamaCare either. I have made it very clear that I think ObamaCare is damaging our economy, hurting families, and lowering the overall quality of care. Despite my fierce opposition to the bill, I signed up for insurance through the exchanges and instructed my staff do the same. I signed up through the exchange because no elected official or staff member should be above the law. Members of Congress and their staffs should be the first to feel the negative consequences of poorly written legislation, not the last. When I signed up, I saw my deductibles and monthly premiums increase. I suspect that’s the reason why Mr. Reid decided that certain members of his staff should be exempt.”
Gov. Nikki Haley will receive the 2013 Roger Milliken Defender Of Manufacturing Award this evening for her role in bringing new levels of manufacturing businesses, investment, and jobs to South Carolina, a press release said.
Established in 2006, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance’s (SCMA) Defender of Manufacturing Award recognizes individuals in the public and private sectors who have worked to advance the manufacturing industry in South Carolina. Recipients are chosen by the SCMA Executive Committee.