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South Carolina Representatives Vote to Override Governor’s Veto and Use Excess Lottery Money For School Buses

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- The legislative session officially kicked off Tuesday. Governor McMaster and lawmakers both said they want to make school buses safer around our state but they have two different ideas as to how the state should get this done. State representatives voted overwhelmingly to override the governor’s bus vetoes. The vetoes come after Governor McMaster issued 41 vetoes to the…

Dominion Energy VP Explains What The Merger With SCANA Means For Customers

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- SCE&G customers who have shelled out billions of dollars for a failed nuclear construction project could soon get a payback. Dominion Energy recently announced a merger with SCANA and said refunds are expected to come. Dominion Energy’s Vice President and General Counsel, Carlos Brown, said they think they have a solution for shareholders and customers in the…

SC Chamber Unveils Competitiveness Agenda

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – South Carolina business leaders laid out their plan for the coming year Monday (1/8) at the Statehouse. The State Chamber of Commerce unveiled its competitiveness agenda Monday afternoon. Among the items were lowering property taxes for businesses and developing the state’s workforce by increasing apprenticeship opportunities, recruiting veterans, and addressing the opioid epidemic. A spokesperson for…

Governor McMaster Wants to Cut Income Taxes in New Proposal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- Governor Henry McMaster announces a plan he says is full of incentives including putting some money back in your wallet. Governor McMaster said President Trump’s tax reform plan has influenced him to cut income taxes in our state. The governor wants to decrease every tax bracket by one percent over five years totaling to 2.2 billion dollars…

Newberry Fraud Suspect Caught in New York With Accomplice

TODD WILLINGHAM Todd Willingham (Source: Newberry Sheriff’s Office) Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Laura Black and Todd Willingham Laura Black and Todd Willingham (Source:Newberry County Sheriff’s Office) Show Caption Hide Caption NEWBERRY, SC (WOLO)- A man who used a fraudulent account to purchase a car from a Ford dealership in Newberry was caught in New York Saturday…

Gov. McMaster Proposes Tax Cut For Military Vets And First Responders

  Lexington, SC (WOLO)– Friday, Gov. Henry McMaster proposed a tax cut that he believes will help more than 50-thousand retired South Carolinians. While law enforcement leaders said this will help them not only in retirement but also in their organizations’ future.      A big proposed tax break for those who put their lives on the line for us…