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Rep. Nancy Mace of Daniel Island voted Tuesday to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol, aligning her with S.C.’s Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn. She told The Post and Courier that while American’s history cannot be changed, Congress could take action on how that history is represented. More: The Post and Courier

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Local fees are actually taxes, state high court says. In a unanimous ruling, the state Supreme Court said local governments cannot institute “user fees” that are actually taxes that circumvent the Legislature. The case was brought before them over Greenville County’s $10 fee increase for vehicles registered there and a $15 fee to improve communications for public safety, two fees approved in 2017. The ruling is expected to have statewide impact. Richland County and Florence County are reported to be reviewing their fees in response. More: AP News, The Post and Courier

Penny for our roads? How about two? South Carolina’s state gas tax will increase by 2-cents per gallon today. Here’s the good news: 2022 will be the last 2-cent increase to the gas tax. More: WYFF, WSPA

S.C. panel examines state’s voter rolls. For more than four hours Wednesday, the House Legislative Oversight Committee questioned state agencies and concerned South Carolinians over the accuracy of the state’s voter list. Two agencies, the state health department and the DMV, notifies the voting commission of deaths to check against its voter roll. Elections chief Marci Andino said, “There is always room for improvement.” More: WSPA

Counterfeit blue pain pills lead to 500 overdoses in S.C. Blue pills intended to look like the prescription opioid Roxicodone but contain cocaine, meth or fentanyl are being blamed on the overdoses of about 500 people according to South Carolina’s Opioid Emergency Response Team. Many of the cases involved people ages 20 to 29 in the Upstate. More: AP News

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