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SC Lede: 8.5% inflation? In THIS economy?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 1.2 percent increase in March on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.8 percent in February. That’s comes out to 8.5% annually. Increases in the indexes for gasoline, shelter, and food were the largest contributors to the seasonally adjusted all items increase.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 19, 2022: a look at what's happening at the statehouse this week as the legislative session begins to wind down; an update on first quarter fundraising numbers for some of the state's top races; new inflation data; 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.