South Carolina's legislature is revolting over the Savannah harbor deepening project.
Columbia lawmakers last week passed resolutions objecting to the proposed project, essentially blackening South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's eye.
A proposed bill would prevent the state from redirecting fees collected for specific purposes to other budget areas. Lawmakers have drafted similar bills before. But this measure wouldn’t require a constitutional amendment, so it’s likelier to pass.
Theft of copper and other metals is getting a lot of attention in the General Assembly this year.
At least three bills in the legislature aim to strengthen regulations in hopes of stemming losses from metal theft.
On Thursday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced plans to ask Congress to scale back the military. The BRAC, or Base Realignment And Closure requests would be for 2013 and 2015. If approved the military could close bases, including some in Georgia.