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A battle is brewing over the amount of a teacher raise in the proposed $14 billion state budget as the state Senate Wednesday approved a plan that includes a $2,000 raise for teachers. A House plan called for a $4,000 raise. Education advocates say they’re disappointed.  More:  The Post and Courier; The State.

In other recent news:

Columbia celebrates Lady Gamecock’s national win. On April 13, Columbia, S.C. held a parade to celebrate the national championship win of the UofSC’s Lady Gamecocks. More: The State

McMaster signs bill on convention of states. S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a bill into law to make changes to the Constitution by putting spending checks on the federal government, curbing the federal government’s jurisdiction and power and setting term limits for Congress. South Carolina joins 18 other states that have passed similar laws.

Charleston hotel The Ryder changes ownership, makes changes. The Ryder, located on Meeting and Hassell streets in downtown Charleston quietly sold to Dallas-based Makeready for $48 million in January. Since then, the hotel and its restaurant, Little Palm, have been making some changes, including new food and drink offerings, management and more. Source: The Post and Courier

Man with plates of whipped cream assaulting people in Greenville. Police are investigating multiple reports of a man with plates of whipped cream assaulting people, including a woman walking a baby in a stroller. Greenville police have released an image of the suspect and are looking for help identifying him.

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