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Groups call for probe of House speaker’s campaign spending

COLUMBIA (AP) — Groups from opposite ends of the political spectrum gathered at the Statehouse on Oct. 9 to implore the state’s top prosecutor to investigate House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s campaign spending. Representatives from groups including the South Carolina Progressive Network and the SC Policy Council, a libertarian think tank, said that Attorney General Alan Wilson should use the State Grand Jury to investigate the powerful Charleston Republican’s reimbursements from his campaign account.

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DMV says name change issue was misunderstanding

COLUMBIA (AP) — The leader of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles says an employee made a mistake by refusing to let a man change his name to his wife’s name unless he had a court order. DMV Executive Director Kevin Shwedo said last week that the agency has had a policy for years that treats a man taking his new wife’s name the same as a woman taking her new husband’s name.

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