Port's container volume down 16%

Cargo containers at a Port of Charleston terminal. Economists don't know when shipping will pick up, a State Ports Authority official says.

Grace Beahm

Gov. Nikki Haley said today she is recruiting members from tea parties across the state to advise her on getting results for the rest of her term.

The Governor's Tea Party Coalition could hold its first meeting within a month, with its members consulting with Haley in private about her agenda and what's going on in the state.

"This is trying to use the bully pulpit in a way that we get more people involved in their government, in a way that we get more people educated on the issues that affect them," she said. "And a way to get the Legislature to remember who they work for."

Charleston Tea Party members said they were intrigued by the idea and interested in learning how it will play out.

Read more later at postandcourier.com and also in tomorrow's newspaper.