Governor Henry McMaster received his COVID-19 booster shot Tuesday afternoon.
Governor Henry McMaster
PROPOSED BUDGET: Governor plans investments in future of South Carolina using budget surplus and federal funds
While the governor’s budget featured a lot of spending, he began by mentioning the money that will not be spent. McMaster proposed $500 million for the state’s rainy day fund.
By Jeffrey Collins
Gov. Henry McMaster’s suggestion for how South Carolina spends billions of extra dollars contains some familiar requests he hasn’t got in his five years in office, like cutting income taxes. But the governor is sprinkling in some new proposals, such as $2,000 bonuses for school bus drivers, $3 million to expand election audits and $100 million to South Carolina’s aging health lab.
South Carolina’s governor is proposing a simplification of the formula the state uses to pay its portion for public schools.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has named a Columbia-area attorney to become the next chair of the state’s health board.
Multimillionaire businessman John Warren has opted not to challenge South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster to a rematch of their 2018 GOP primary face-off.
Today, South Carolina DHEC announced nearly 7000 new cases of COVID-19. The governor held a press conference today saying there is no need for a state of emergency. This comes just as the state surpasses 1 million positive COVID cases since the pandemic began.
By Jeffrey Collins
McMaster says state officials have learned lessons from the first two years of the pandemic and the variant doesn’t seem to be as serious or deadly, especially among the vaccinated.
At the State House today, a group of chefs were appointed as South Carolina Chef Ambassadors for 2022. They will help highlight South Carolina’s signature dishes and locally grown foods.
The governor’s plan for the Savannah River Site settlement money includes building industrial parks, expanding workforce training programs and upgrading water and sewer systems in three counties.