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SC Lede: McMaster's Big Budget Bash Bonanza

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Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster outlines his executive budget with Lt. Gov. Pam Evette at the Statehouse on Jan. 10, 2022. Gov. McMaster’s budget includes massive spending proposals for the more than $3 billion in surplus funding and the $2.5 billion the state received from the American Rescue Plan Act. House lawmakers will take the budget under advisement as they begin crafting their own version this week when they return to Columbia.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for January 11, 2022: a look at Gov. Henry McMaster's budget priorities; a preview of what's on tap this week as state lawmakers return to session; Prisma Health doctors share what they're seeing on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemics; and more.

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.