Henry McMaster

SC Lawmakers Seek Oversight On Gov's Emergency Declarations

Sep 16, 2020
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Some lawmakers Wednesday called for a more comprehensive plan to manage the coronavirus pandemic, including legislative oversight of the string of emergency declarations issued by Gov. Henry McMaster since mid-March.

Absentee Voting Bill Headed To SC Gov. McMaster's Desk

Sep 15, 2020
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The first day of the South Carolina legislature's two-week special session to wrap up ends left loose by the COVID-19 pandemic was marked by two groups advocating for constitutional rights at the capitol building: One urging legislators to expand protections for voters this fall, and one demanding state leaders take the pandemic less seriously.

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The flag at the South Carolina State House will be lowered to half-staff  Sunday to honor Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played the Black Panther who died Friday, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced.

At White House, SC's McMaster Flouts His Own Mask Mandate

Aug 28, 2020
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Despite his executive orders capping the size of public gatherings and requiring South Carolinians to wear masks at them, Gov. Henry McMaster flouted his own mandates at Thursday night's Republican National Convention.

Judge Blocks SC Governor's $32 Million Plan For Private Schools

Jul 22, 2020
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COLUMBIA, S.C.  — A South Carolina state judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a plan announced by Gov. Henry McMaster earlier this week to direct $32 million in pandemic relief funds for tuition grants at private schools across the state.

SC Governor Directs $32M In Pandemic Aid To Private Schools

Jul 20, 2020
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced Monday he is allocating $32 million of federal relief money related to the coronavirus outbreak in tuition grants for students attending private schools across the state.

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South Carolina's public schools must reopen with in-person classes available five days a week, Gov. Henry McMaster announced Wednesday.

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state’s top health official pleaded with residents to wear masks and practice social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The governor also warned residents they could face continued restrictions as the number of deaths and people hospitalized for COVID-19 symptoms reached new highs Wednesday.

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster defended comments he made in a phone call this week with President Trump, in which leaked audio revealed him saying protesters were paid and law enforcement should "dominate" protesters.

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is facing questions for clarification of comments he made on a recent phone call between President Trump and the nation’s governors. McMaster can be heard on the leaked phone call saying protesters were paid, and that protesters should be “dominated.”

SC Officially Shutters Schools Until Fall Due To Outbreak

Apr 22, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina has officially taken its public schools virtual for the remainder of the school year, extending a distance-learning environment implemented more than a month ago as the new coronavirus outbreak emerged in the state.

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In his State of the State address Wednesday night, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster laid out his executive budget which backs his previously indicated promises to prioritize tax cuts and fund education.

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster wants to send taxpayers a $200 million rebate, raise teacher salaries by 5 percent and make sure a police officer is present in every school in the state thanks to an unexpected windfall of about $1 billion. 

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The 2019 legislative session in South Carolina will start with a promise to overhaul the education system in South Carolina and about an extra $1 billion to spend.

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Planned Parenthood said it is suing to try to get a judge to overturn South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's order that it couldn't provide services under the state Medicaid health plan.

President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
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The bills are rolling in after South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's campaign welcomed the country's top two politicians to campaign for his Republican primary election victory.

President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
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One of Donald Trump's earliest and strongest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, survived an unusually tough challenge from a political newcomer on Tuesday, saving Trump from embarrassment by winning a primary contest that tested anew the Republican president's clout within his own party.

President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
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President Donald Trump's appearance in South Carolina last night was billed as a campaign rally for Governor Henry McMaster before today's Republican primary runoff against challenger John Warren.  Trump did call McMaster to the stage briefly, but the event mostly was a chance for the president to tout his own achievements before a crowd of faithful supporters.

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President Trump will be in South Carolina next Monday campaigning for Governor Henry McMaster's bid for a full term.

Governor Roy Cooper is asking the Trump administration to exempt North Carolina from a plan to open more coastal waters to offshore oil drilling. The request follows the decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to exclude Florida from the drilling proposal, after Governor Rick Scott expressed concern over the effect on his state’s tourism industry.  

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a new law that closes loopholes in the state's Freedom of Information Act. Meanwhile, the North Carolina House of Representatives remains on track toward getting its state budget bill approved by the end of the week. And, a North Carolina elections worker has been indicted on charges she altered the voter registrations of roughly 250 convicted felons. Here are some of WFAE's afternoon headlines.