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Pence rejects call to invoke 25th Amendment, House moves to impeach. U.S. legislators said they would move to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday after formally calling on Vice President Mike Pence to remove Trump using the 25th Amendment. In contrast to last year’s impeachment, five House Republicans have publicly stated they would vote in favor of impeachment, and more likely support the move. Source: The New York Times

S.C. lawmakers face full slate of priorities in new session. After being forced to finish their session early last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Carolina legislators returned to Columbia Tuesday with a full agenda already set and hundreds of pre-filed bills in both chambers. Source: WIS TV

McMaster to deliver State of the State address tonight. S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster is expected to share his priorities for the year Wednesday night at his State of the State address. On Tuesday, state lawmakers opened the 2021 session of the General Assembly promising to not let COVID-19 stop their work and with the largest Republican Senate majority in modern times changing rules that could limit lengthy debates. Source: Associated Press

S.C Dept. of Education to prioritize in-person learning. State Education Superintendent Molly Spearman pressed for the return of safe in-person instruction and the recruitment of quality teachers following the return of students to most Upstate classrooms. Source: GSA Business Report