Gas prices have increased in S.C. and across the country by more than 22 cents a gallon since last month according to GasBuddy.  Source: ABC News 4

President Trump’s border wall would put $300 million with of funding for S.C. military projects at risk, including barracks, firing ranges, cryogenic facilities, and mission control centers for drones. Source: P&C

S.C. lawmakers have planned to spend $96 million on giving back taxpayers a $50 rebate. What else could the state do with almost $100 million? The State floats some other options for the money, which include:

  • covering most of the $101.3 million needed to pay for maintenance of state owned and maintained buildings
  • buying 1,0100 new school buses
  • paying for two new interchanges on the interstate and two to three road widening projects

Source: The State

Sen. Lindsey Graham was lavishing praise on Trump at a Republican Party fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Friday night. His remarks included jokes about there being a Trump hotel in Jerusalem in ten years and putting former S.C. Representative Trey Gowdy on the Supreme Court. Source: Politico

S.C.’s Honda plant is claiming that it is a victim of corporate espionage when pictures of its new Talon side-by-side vehicles leaked. They are suing Charter Communications and North State Telephone Co. to turn over who posted the leaked images online. Source: P&C

A recent poll says that 94 percent of S.C. residents believe that climate change is happening, up from 71 percent in 2017. However, those polled seemed split on the cause of climate change. Source: The State

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