There's nothing like a filibuster to add a little something extra to the end of the legislative session.
Amid the usual expectations for the last day of the session - retiring legislators expressing gratitude to their colleagues and staffers, the race to meet the 5 p.m. deadline for adjournment - Sen. Lee Bright successfully put the brakes on what was arguably supposed to be the General Assembly's main achievement for the session: ethics reform. Seems he wants the Senators to do their homework and actually read the bill before they vote on it. Perhaps there will be a pop quiz when they return.
For those who can't wait until June 17, there's the conference committee on the contentious University of Charleston bill, meeting Tuesday.
Also coming next week: Gov. Nikki Haley's veto package.
In other news, four Republicans who actually want the lieutenant governor job (yes, we're looking in your direction, Sen. John Courson) debated Thursday night in Columbia in advance of Tuesday's primary election. Jeffrey Collins from the AP reports on what each plans to do if elected, besides continue Glenn McConnell's work with the Office on Aging and support Gov. Haley.
More in politics and election news:
Clyburn says Hillary Clinton should be challenged in 2016 (The State)
Voters can weigh in on casino gambling in Tuesday's primary (Sun-News)
Roads, abortion limits fail to get vote (Greenville News)