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SC Senate sets criteria; asks for public redistricting maps

By Jeffrey Collins

Senators are asking the public to submit proposed maps on new districts in South Carolina based on the 2020 U.S. Census as a special House committee wraps up a series of public meetings on redistricting across the state. Lawmakers are using the Census data to draw maps for the 46 state Senate districts, 124 state House districts and seven U.S. House districts.

SC Senators plan to return to State House for special session on Federal spending

AP: SC Senators to return to Statehouse next month for special session on spending federal COVID-19 relief money

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina senators plan to return to the Statehouse next month for a special session on spending federal COVID-19 relief money and redistricting. But one thing not on the agenda at the moment for the Oct. 12 session is any discussion of mask rules. Senate President Harvey Peeler wrote in a letter to senators he wants…

SC Legislative Session begins: Live Update from the State House

ABC Columbia's Lindsey Goodwin has a live update on the first session of the year

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Tuesday, South Carolina Legislators kicked off the first day of the 2021 Legislative Session. ABC Columbia’s Lindsey Goodwin has an update on some issues at the top of the agenda this year. Lawmakers say there is some new ground to cover for legislators this year, regarding COVID-19 and addressing recent violence across the country, so South Carolinians…