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South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate
July 06, 2015 09:00 GMT

By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- While it appears there's broad support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down the Confederate flag, the depth of that support will get its first test this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan.

The General Assembly returns Monday to discuss Gov. Nikki Haley's budget vetoes and what to do with the rebel flag.

A survey of lawmakers shows two-thirds of them support bringing down the flag. But there are unresolved issues like when and how to bring down the banner flying on a pole by a monument to Confederate soldiers in front of the capitol and whether to put another flag in its place.

Haley and civil rights leaders don't want any flag put back up on the pole.

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