Gov. Henry McMaster’s proposed budget for 2022-23 will be unveiled Monday afternoon as the legislature gets ready to return for a session Tuesday in which their plate is full with issues ranging from how to spend extra billions of dollars to dealing with redistricting and mask mandates. More: The Post and Courier, Charleston City Paper, The Governor’s Office, AP News
In other headlines:
Murdaugh gets Rolling Stone coverage. The Alex Murdaugh saga continues with Rolling Stone charting the twists and turns of the cases stemming to the unsolved murders of the disgraced lawyer’s wife and son in 2021. Also, on Friday, a bank CEO was fired after allegations surfaced about Murdaugh’s schemes. More: Rolling Stone, The Post and Courier, Fox News
State prison chief gets national award for agency turnaround. S.C. Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling was honored Saturday by the Correctional Leaders Association for the changes in South Carolina prisons over his eight years of leadership. More: AP News
Governor nominates Columbia attorney to chair DHEC board. Gov. Henry McMaster nominated Friday Columbia-area attorney Robert Bolchoz to chair the state’s health board, succeeding outgoing chair Mark Elam. Bolchoz has practiced environmental law and has also supervised the Department of Health and Environmental Resource’s legal counsel on some issues. His nomination must be confirmed by the state Senate. More: AP News
Three coastal S.C. communities’ sales make them top in nation. Summerville area’s Cane Bay and Nexton, and Latitude Margaritaville-Hilton Head made the top-50 in the nation list by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors for the most home sales last year in master-planned developments. More: The Post and Courier
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