Vaccine for all U.S. adults by end of May, Biden vows. President Joe Biden’s new timeline promises vaccinations for every adult American by the end of May thanks in part to the arrival of a third company’s vaccine. The call urges for all teachers to be vaccinated by the end of March as well. This comes as South Carolina moves into phase 1b of vaccination, allowing most South Carolinians to sign up for the shot. Source: The New York Times

Lawmakers review state electric grid in wake of Texas storm. Lawmakers discussed South Carolina’s electric grid Tuesday and its ability to withstand winter storms like the one that left millions in the Midwest without power. It comes in the wake of S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster directing the Office of Regulatory Staff to review the state’s public and private power grid. Source: WIS TV

Prosecutors seeking validation of S.C. abortion ban. Two prosecutors named as defendants in a federal lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s new law banning most abortions have argued that the bill’s temporary restraining order should be dissolved because the bill “is consistent with Supreme Court precedent” on abortion issues. Source: Associated Press

S.C. Senate committee OKs retroactive teacher raises, reinstating annual pay bump. A South Carolina Senate committee approved a measure Tuesday to reinstate some teacher raises in this year’s budget and restore “step increase” raises for the state’s teachers. Source: The State

S.C. adds firing squad to list of execution methods. South Carolina senators Tuesday added a firing squad to the electric chair as alternatives if the state can’t execute condemned inmates by way of lethal injection. Source: Associated Press