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SC legislature kicks off with old issues, Harrell to talk ethics case

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell is addressing the attorney general's decision to send his case to the State Grand Jury.

Harrell has scheduled a news conference Tuesday morning, shortly before the opening of the 2014 legislative session.

Attorney General Alan Wilson handed over his review of ethics allegations against Harrell to the State Grand Jury on Monday. The announcement came a month after the state's chief prosecutor received the report from the State Law Enforcement Division.

Wilson had asked SLED last February to review allegations brought by a libertarian group.

Harrell has called the complaint a baseless attack. The Charleston Republican said Monday he was shocked by Wilson's decision and called on him to release SLED's report to the public, saying the issue has gone on long enough.

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