Senator Grills Haley Chief of Staff on DHEC Permit

December 13, 2011

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Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Richland, questions Gov. Nikki Haley’s chief of staff Tim Pearson on whether the governor attempted to influence the DHEC board to grant a permit to allow the expansion of a Georgia port.

“I find it highly unusual for a governor to intervene in a battle like this,” Lourie says during the Dec. 8 hearing.