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Lucas: SC House won't debate any other change to monuments

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas says he won't allow the debate that brought down the Confederate flag to extend to any other public property.

Lucas' statement Thursday comes one week after his chamber provided the vote necessary to remove the flag and the pole it flew on from the Statehouse's front lawn.

The 2000 compromise that took the flag off the capitol building's dome said any change to monuments, markers, streets or buildings named for historical figures or events needs a two-thirds approval by both the House and Senate.

Some people want Clemson University to remove the name of a white supremacist and former governor from one of the campus' best-known buildings.

Lucas says the House won't consider other exceptions to the 2000 law as long as he's speaker.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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