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The latest South Carolina Public Radio News reports on the spread of the coronavirus and efforts to fight it.

Coronavirus Causes Uncertainty for South Carolina's State and Local Governments

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  South Carolina  Governor Henry McMaster announced this week that some retail businesses in the state are being allowed to re-open.  McMaster hopes the loosening of restrictions on certain retail businesses will re-ignite the state’s economy which prior to start of the pandemic was booming.  With thousands of businesses closed, and thousands of people out of work business transactions have slowed tremendously. As a result, anticipated tax revenues for local and state government are expected to drop dramatically.

Russ McKinney has 30 years of experience in radio news and public affairs. He is a former broadcast news reporter in Spartanburg, Columbia and Atlanta. He served as Press Secretary to former S.C. Governor Dick Riley for two terms, and for 20 years was the chief public affairs officer for the University of South Carolina.