South Carolina Statehouse | file photo | Credit: Sean Rayford file photo

Members of the S.C. House and Ways Committee will start work on a $11.5 billion spending plan filled with surplus money and proposals for income tax cuts. Committee members, who have been meeting with agency heads for weeks to craft parts of the annual budget, likely will also consider whether to provide state employees and teachers with pay raises as well as hundreds of other requests. More: Associated Press

In other headlines:

S.C. Sea Grant Consortium begins resilience planning project. The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium is working on a project to expand resilience planning — or planning for challenges the state might face, including emergencies and economic blows. More: WCSC TV

Mace says she can win without Trump’s support. U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace and challenger Katie Arrington are sparring for the Republican primary, and the looming question is how much former President Donald Trump’s influence will matter. More: The State 

Charleston area drawing in supermarkets; four opening this year. Charleston’s population boom is fueling competition among supermarket chains aiming to be as close as possible to the proliferating housing enclaves that keep their cash registers ringing. More: The Post and Courier 

Isle of Palms Polar Plunge raises $30,177 for Special Olympics S.C. The 2022 Polar Plunge, held on Isle of Palms at the Windjammer, raised $30,177 for South Carolina Special Olympics. More: WCSC TV, WCBD TV

Charleston may head to court with S.C. over Confederate marker removal. S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson and Charleston may be heading to court to determine if the city broke a state law protecting Confederate memorials when it removed a marker commemorating a rebel general from the front lawn of a public school. More: Associated Press, WCBD TV

Dominion Energy lists Sullivan’s Island Sand Dunes Club for sale. Billionaire Ben Navarro offered $19 million for the Sullivan’s Island Sand Dunes Club, and the property could become a private club for island residents. More: The Post and Courier 

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