The S.C. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to override Gov. Henry McMaster’s budget vetoes, inserting about $152.5M in items back into the $10.8 billion spending plan. The earmarks include some priorities listed by McMaster himself when he made his executive budget proposal earlier this year. More: The State, The Post and Courier
In other headlines:
Two tropical systems being monitored as Atlantic hurricane season heats up. Experts have called for an unusually active hurricane season for the sixth year in a row. Four storms have formed so far this season in the Atlantic. More: The Washington Post, Associated Press
Graham earmarks $12M in federal funds for beach highway project. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is pushing for federal funding to help construct a new interstate in South Carolina, connecting I-95 to Myrtle Beach. More: Associated Press, The Post and Courier
Charleston County Schools approves $12.4M for teacher raises. The Charleston County School District approved a $618.3 million general operating budget for the 2021-2022 school year, including more than $12 million for teachers. More: WCSC TV
Climate change to bring more extreme weather to Lowcountry, experts say. Temperatures throughout the Lowcountry are trending upward. But scientists believe the increased temperatures are small in comparison to what is likely in the next hundred years. More: The Post and Courier
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