Governor Henry McMaster

Developing: Governor McMaster to hold update on Coronavirus in SC

McMaster will be joined by state public health officials Monday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is set to hold an updated briefing on the Coronavirus in South Carolina. According to the Governor’s Office, McMaster will be joined by state public health officials for a media briefing to update the public on the state’s response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The update is set for 3:00 PM Monday….

Governor McMaster’s proposed $10 billion dollar spending plan reaches next phase

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — South Carolina’s $10 billion dollar state spending plan is on its way to the House floor. Thursday,  the House Ways and Means Committee approved the $10 billion dollar budget after making only a few changes to Governor Henry McMaster’s spending proposal. One addition that was made was $100 million dollars dedicated for repairs and improvements to…

Governor McMaster to lay out goals in State of the State Speech Wednesday

Wednesday, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will deliver the State of the State address at 7 pm.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– At the State House on Wednesday, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will deliver the State of the State address at 7 pm. The speech will layout the Governor’s plans for the state, for the coming year. McMaster laid out his proposed executive budget for 2020-21 last week. The Governor addressed the topic of education, saying all public…

Governor McMaster set to deliver State of the State Speech

Governor Henry McMaster will deliver his State of the State speech Wednesday, January 22, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina’s Governor will lay out his plans for the state and the new year. Governor Henry McMaster will deliver his State of the State speech Wednesday, January 22, 2020. McMaster’s address will take place at the State House at 7 pm. McMaster will deliver the 2020 State of the State address to a joint session of…

SC Governor Henry McMaster unveiling Executive Budget

Happening Now at the State House- The Governor unveils executive budget

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is releasing his proposed executive budget for the 2020 year. On Monday, Governor McMaster introduced his proposed executive budget for 2020-21 at the State House. McMaster says his budget addresses the $1.8 billion surplus, saying it’s important to reinvest that money in areas that directly benefit taxpayers. Governor McMaster says his budget…

SC Governor declares State of emergency ahead of Dorian

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Dorian. According to the Governor’s office, Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and urges South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Dorian impacting the state. The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources and…

Governor McMaster announces Vetoes, thanks Lawmakers

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Out of the State House, teamwork was the message this week as Governor Henry McMaster addressed his budget vetoes. On Wednesday, the governor announced 28 vetoes, totaling 41 million dollars in the state’s nine billion dollar budget. Most of those items were rejected because McMaster says the requesting lawmakers were not clear about where the money was going. The…

CPD: 21 year old arrested in connection with Greene Street arson

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Columbia Police say they have arrested 21 year old Frank John Wilberding in connection with an arson on Greene Street Tuesday morning. According to Columbia Police, Wilberding was arrested shortly before noon Tuesday near the intersection of Laurens and Greene Streets. Police say he is charged with two counts of Arson Second Degree and Possession of a controlled…

Governor names first South Carolina State Child Advocate

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has named South Carolina’s first State Child Advocate. On Monday, the Governor announced that Amanda F. Whittle will be the first person to fill the position. It was created by a bill during last year’s legislative session, according to the Governor’s office. In a release, the Governor’s office announced that Whittle has…

Governor McMaster on Senator Fritz Hollings’ Passing

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO) — Former Senator and former South Carolina Governor Fritz Hollings has passed away at the age of 97, according to reports. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster released the following statement on the passing of Senator Fritz Hollings: “One of South Carolina’s greatest lions roars no more. Fierce, bold, and robust – the sounds of Fritz Hollings’ vision…