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State senators soon will start floor debate on a $2 billion tax cut bill that would lower income rates from 7% to 5.7% and give rebates from $100 to $700 to every person or married couple who files an income tax return — regardless of whether they ended up paying any state income tax. More: Associated Press, USNews, WCBD TV

In other headlines:

McMaster appealing federal court ruling against fetal heartbeat bill. S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster’s office is appealing a federal court ruling halting South Carolina’s controversial ban on abortions after roughly six weeks. More: The Post and Courier, WLTX

S.C. Medal of Honor recipient Livingston backs Arrington in GOP primary. Maj. Gen. James Livinsgton, South Carolina’s most recognized Medal of Honor recipient, endorsed U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace two years ago, but this week, he switched sides, endorsing her challenger, Katie Arrington. More: The Post and Courier

Mount Pleasant connector project slated to begin construction in April. A new road project in Mount Pleasant connecting Highway 17 at Long Point Road to Rifle Range Road is set to begin construction in April. More: WCBD TV

Breeze Airways to add flights from Charleston airport in cross-country expansion. Breeze Airways is announcing four new nonstop flights from Charleston International Airport in South Carolina. More: Associated Press, The Post and Courier 

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