Palmetto Sunrise: House runs, Senate walks

Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Charleston

COLUMBIA — Not much changed on the second-to-last day of the legislative session.

The House advanced bills. The Senate, not so much.

And that’s not expected to change today either. Senators are expecting to go back to their districts without ethics reform, a capital reserve bill or a roads funding bill.

“I like leaving on a high note,” said Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Charleston, on Wednesday. “We’re not doing that this year.”

In other news:

Abortion ban survives marathon objections, but has little chance of becoming law (The Post and Courier)

MUSC president issues eleventh-hour appeal for children’s hospital funding (The Post and Courier)

$123 million bonds package for Volvo clears hurdle (The Post and Courier)

Uber bill a step closer to becoming law (The Post and Courier)

House members, senators near compromise on body camera bill (The Associated Press)

Chris Christie, in Greenville, defends Patriot Act (The Greenville News)

Road-funding bill appears dead in Senate for year (The Greenville News)

Big donors line up behind Graham in his presidential run (Herald-Journal)

Solar power ‘rush’ expected in S.C. (Bluffton Today)

State OKs compromise on open meeting fix (Bluffton Today)