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South Carolina taxpayers may be getting several hundred dollars back in tax rebates soon on top of a cut in regular tax rates after state legislators from the state House and Senate on Friday agreed to a compromise on the state budget. Lawmakers had $13.8 billion to spend thanks to a booming state economy, federal pandemic relief funds and savings from past budgets. The budget plan takes effect July 1. More: Associated Press 

In other headlines: 

91,000 S.C. primary ballots already cast in early voting. More than 91,000 votes have already been cast in South Carolina for Tuesday’s primaries. More: Associated Press, The Post and Courier, Charleston City Paper

North Charleston’s approval of 745 new police cameras draws criticism, praise. North Charleston City Council approved the funding of hundreds of new police cameras in an effort that city officials say will help improve public safety, but the decision has drawn heated arguments over police surveillance. More: The Post and Courier 

Two targets of Trump’s ire taking different paths in S.C. U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., after criticizing the president for the Jan. 6 riot, has tried to move on to other issues. But U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., however, has doubled down. More: The New York Times 

Dorchester County to spend $4.5M replacing several aging bridges. Dorchester County will be spending millions of dollars to replace several bridges over the next few years, saying they have reached the end of their life span and have served their purpose. More: WCSC TV

247-foot cargo ship sunk off Charleston coast as part of S.C. Memorial Reef. The Coastal Venture, a 247-foot cargo ship, became the latest addition to the South Carolina Memorial Reef when it was sunk off the coast of Charleston on June 1. More: The Post and Courier 

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