Pandemic costs state an additional $50 million in tax revenue. The pandemic is costing the state $50 million in tax revenue, leaving lawmakers with $811 million surplus remaining. The pandemic has cost the South Carolina more than $800 million since February. Source: P&C

Old naval hospital to sell for $15 million, costing taxpayers $20 million. The former Navy hospital in North Charleston may be transformed into a new development in a deal that would recoup about $15 million from the project that cost taxpayers $35 million. Developers will also build the county a new office building across Rivers Avenue as part of the deal. Source: P&C

Dominion Energy customers say no energy rate hikes during a pandemic. Customers of Dominion Energy called into a hearing by the South Carolina Public Service Commission to make statements against the proposed 7.7% rate hike Dominion has asked regulators for. Source: The State

Pandemic is transforming dive bars. With some dive bars struggling in the best of times, the pandemic has transformed their businesses. Source: NYT

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