Federal relief bill includes $95M for S.C. health centers. South Carolina health centers are getting more than $95 million toward supporting COVID-19 vaccination and services for vulnerable populations with a new relief bill. Source: Associated Press
Georgia GOP passes law to limit voting amid nationwide push. A Georgia law limits voting access, making the state the first big battleground to overhaul its system since last year’s turbulent election. The new law curtails drop boxes and imposes ID requirements for mail-in voting. Source: The New York Times
Group looking to ensure stimulus money benefits Black farmers. The American Rescue Plan was hailed and scorned as a legislative victory for Black farmers nationwide, but the word “Black” doesn’t appear anywhere in the portion of the bill. Source: The Post and Courier
Lawmakers pondering bill to prevent plastic pellets from entering water. State legislators are considering a bill aimed at preventing plastic pellets, the raw material used to create almost all common plastic products, from spilling into local waterways. source: WCSC TV
S.C. Supreme Court suspends ex-state agency director’s law license. The law license of attorney and former state agency head Harry Gregory’s was suspended after he was arrested on charges of performing lewd acts on a child. Source: The State
Ex-Charleston economist freed from prison more than a decade early. A court ruling found convicted Ponzi scheme swindler Al Parish qualified for a “compassionate” release based on myriad health ailments and newly disclosed COVID-19 incarceration guidelines. Source: The Post and Courier
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