The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says it has distributed more than $5 billion in unemployment benefits since the start of the pandemic. That works out to more than $500 million per month.
Governor Henry McMaster announced he is allocating money from the Governor’s Education Emergency Relief (GEER) fund. The GEER funds are provided to states through the CARES Act.
On Monday, Governor McMaster was joined by state leaders to officially launch a program designed to help small businesses amid the pandemic. The state is accepting applications as of Monday.
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Friday morning, the South Carolina Supreme Court began hearing opening arguments in a lawsuit against Governor Henry McMaster’s decision to use CARES Act funds on private school vouchers. In July, Governor McMaster announced his plan to use $32 million in COVID-19 federal relief funds on these vouchers. The funding was blocked after Orangeburg County attorney Skyler Hutto…