Removed Confederate flag may be displayed in Charleston

Published: Feb. 23, 2016 at 11:53 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - The Confederate flag removed from Statehouse grounds last summer may be displayed somewhere in Charleston, and the 120-year-old museum in Columbia where legislators sent it may no longer exist.
The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously advanced Tuesday a proposal requiring an analysis of available museum space in Charleston and, if sufficient space exists, a cost estimate for moving the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum's collections there.
GOP Rep. Chip Limehouse of Charleston says his proposal is about saving taxpayers money. He says the state has "mucho duplication" in taxpayer-supported museums.
The Relic Room's governing board has recommended spending more than $3 million to expand exhibit space at its current location in the State Museum building, plus $550,000 to display the removed rebel flag.
Limehouse says that's not acceptable.

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