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Charleston beaches see busiest week yet amid spring break descent. Thousands of visitors are making their way to Lowcountry beaches this week and Isle of Palms leaders and business owners say it’s far busier than expected. Source: WCSC TV

State legislators have extra $1.7B in their state budget negotiations this year. The Palmetto State’s economy is weathering the pandemic better than feared, giving legislators a $1.7 billion boost in tax revenue to spend in the upcoming budget. Source: The State

S.C. bill to allow non-certified teachers into classrooms passes House. A push to fill hundreds of teacher vacancies in South Carolina seeks to allow people without certifications in the classroom. Source: WSPA TV

Charleston restaurants face staffing crisis now that business is booming once again. Charleston-area restaurants are bustling now that vaccinations have started to become more widely available. But while tables may be full, kitchens may not be, as restaurants are again facing a worker shortage. Source: The Post and Courier

S.C. small business recovery outpacing national average. A Facebook survey of 27 countries and territories found that 73% of S.C. owners of small- to medium-sized businesses were confident in their ability to remain open for at least six months, though challenges remain. Source: Columbia Business Report