“The real question is ‘Can the city enforce the ordinance that they wrote?’ That’s something that has to be interpreted by the courts,” said State Senator John Scott of Columbia.
Governor Henry McMaster
Lawsuit dismissed over Governor McMaster terminating SC’s participation in COVID-19 related federal unemployment programs
On Friday, Governor Henry McMaster released a statement after a lawsuit was dismissed which challenging his decision to turn down the option to participate in federal unemployment benefit programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Henry McMaster held a ceremonial bill signing this morning in Greenville on the Open Carry with Training Act, which takes effect this Sunday.
Mask mandate or not? Politicians disagree on state law ahead of next week’s first day of school
By Meg Kinnard
A leading anti-abortion group has picked South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster as its first gubernatorial endorsement in next year’s elections, part of a broader strategy to seed top state jobs with abortion opponents as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to give states more power over the issue.
“It’s free. It’s convenient. The lines are not like they used to be. You can get in and get out,” McMaster said at a press conference Monday. “Go ahead and make your decision.”
Governor Henry McMaster held a news conference to update the state’s response to COVID-19. McMaster began by encouraging people to make the decision to get vaccinated if they want to, pointing out how readily available the vaccine is. Despite acknowledging the threat the Delta variant poses, McMaster says he refuses to shut the state down or require masks in school.
Governor Henry McMaster’s office has been very clear that any mask mandate in schools goes against state law. Mayor Steve Benjamin says his mandate of masks in elementary and middle schools does not violate state law since the city plans to provide the masks. Yet some parents are not happy with the decision.
Governor’s Office responds after Columbia City Council approves state of emergency.
Governor Henry McMaster and Department of Social Services Director Michael Leach announced that they extended the deadline for emergency supplements for the state’s elderly, young and at-risk population enrolled in SNAP.