Haley's regulatory task force has public meetings

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A group appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to review South Carolina regulations and recommend changes is holding a series of public meetings around the state.

The Regulatory Review Task Force is kicking off a series of six meetings on Friday with a gathering in Columbia at the Statehouse complex. Other upcoming meetings are taking place later in the month in Greenville, North Charleston, Beaufort, Conway and Aiken.

Haley created the 11-member group by executive order earlier this year. Its members are being asked to review regulations in South Carolina to determine which can be thrown out or changed.

The group has until mid-November to issue its report to the Legislature.