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Gov. Henry McMaster

May 1, 2018

SC governor urges state tax relief for all residents

COLUMBIA (AP) Gov. Henry McMaster on April 30 urged legislative leaders to bring South Carolina’s tax code in line with federal provisions, saying he’d sign a bill that includes tax relief for all South Carolinians. “Failure to conform our state income tax code before the end of this year will create confusion, frustration and chaos […]

Apr 4, 2018

South Carolina House passes bill to study Santee Cooper sale

COLUMBIA (AP) The South Carolina House passed another bill dealing with the failed construction of two nuclear plants, this time creating a committee to study the possible sale of state-owned utility Santee Cooper. The proposal, approved on a 104-7 vote, also lets the governor fire the board that runs Santee Cooper, allowing members to remain until replacements […]

Mar 27, 2018

Democratic SC governor hopeful Willis picks running mate

COLUMBIA (AP) A Democrat hoping to become South Carolina’s next governor has announced a state lawmaker as her running mate in this year’s election. Florence attorney Marguerite Willis said March 27 on Twitter that she had selected state Sen. John Scott as her pick for lieutenant governor. Scott has represented Columbia in the state Senate since […]

Mar 15, 2018

McMaster order expands religious freedom

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order bolstering religious freedom for individuals and organizations, with emphasis on a foster care agency that requires participating families to be Christian. Tuesday’s order clarifies licensing practices by the state Department of Social Services to allow faith-based organizations to retain full foster care [&[...]

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