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The state Senate gave an initial OK to a restrictive abortion bill that would effectively ban abortions in South Carolina. Source: AP

Democrats, all of whom voted against the measure in the Senate, are questioning the priorities of state Republicans by taking up the abortion bill while the state fights the pandemic. Source: P&C

Curbside beer and wine sales allowances that started as COVID-19 precautions could become permanent in S.C. Source: P&C

Statehouse Intrigue: Donna DeWitt, the former state AFL-CIO president, took to the pages of the Orangeburg Times and Democrat, calling out Orangeburg County lawmakers over their handling of the selection of the delegation leader — headline: “Privilege… Class… Gender.” The House Democratic caucus later sent a link to the column to its email distribution list under veteran Orangeburg Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter’s name. Source: T&D

NY Times headline: “Extremists Emboldened by Capitol Attack Pose Rising Threat, Homeland Security Says”

An inmate at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville has died after a fight in the state-operated prison. Source: WIS-TV

S.C. House lawmakers could rewrite state Department of Health and Environmental Control rules that govern the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines. Source: AP