If you’re low on gas today, good luck in finding some as consumers across South Carolina and the Southeast have been hoarding fuel in a panic after hackers disrupted flow in pipelines. Gas prices rose 2 cents nationally as a consequence of the Colonial Pipeline hack and the resulting rush to find fuel. State officials urge people not to buy gas if they don’t need it, with shortages expected to subside this week. More: The Post and Courier, The State, The Washington Post, Associated Press, WIS-TV
In other headlines:
South Carolina to get another $2.5B in pandemic relief aid. State and local governments in South Carolina are getting nearly $2.5 billion in new federal coronavirus aid, as the state begins to phase out a different federal jobless benefit the governor says is disincentivizing people to return to the workplace. More: Associated Press
S.C. schools, local governments can no longer impose mask mandates, governor orders. In a decision with wide-ranging political and public health implications for jurisdictions across South Carolina, Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday issued an executive order preventing school districts and local governments from requiring students or residents to wear facial coverings. More: The State, The Post and Courier
South Carolina OKs constitutional convention call. The S.C. House approved Tuesday a proposal that would add South Carolina to a list of states calling for a convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. More: Associated Press
Boeing delivered 9 Dreamliners in first full month since hiatus. Multiple 787 Dreamliner jets made their way into customers’ hands in April, the first full month of deliveries for the North Charleston-based program since Boeing Co. ended its months long delivery hiatus. More: The Post and Courier
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