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McConnell to resign from state office to help bill pass

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The incoming president of the College of Charleston, Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, plans to resign from his state office next week.

McConnell told The Post and Courier of Charleston on Thursday that he will resign as lieutenant governor in order to help pass a bill to create a research university attached to the College of Charleston.

The bill has been held up in the state Senate where McConnell serves as president.

McConnell says he does not want his procedural rulings to be viewed as biased and says the best thing he can do to help the bill is to step aside.

The Senate has three days left before adjournment to decide whether or not to approve the establishment of the University of Charleston.

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