The S.C. House is closer to voting in the budget. So far the Republican controlled House ha

s refused to lower class sizes but increases teachers’ pay. They have also added a temporary law that would encourage retired state workers to come back to work after they’ve been retired for a year. So much for fresh blood. Source: Charlotte Observer

President Trump’s 2020 budget would cut social security, medicare, and medicaid by $25 billion, $845 billion and $1.5 trillion respectively, but does include $138 million for a Charleston Harbor deepening project. Source: Vox/P&C

The first Publix on the peninsula is opening on Wednesday. Source: Live 5

Wando High School’s principal, Dr. Sherry Eppelsheimer, has received the Intellectual Freedom Award for her defense of the summer reading assignment that was challenged by the local police. Source: P&C

Two neighbors are going head to head in Hanahan over a purple martin colony. Tactics include dueling bird sounds (hawks vs. martin attracting soundtracks), wiggling balloons, calling the cops, and more. Source: P&C