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Gov. Henry McMaster Set to Get Recommendations On $2 Billion Cares Act Spending

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  S.C. General Assembly Will Have Final Say

SC Gov. Henry McMaster is expected to receive the first set of recommendations next week on how the state should spend just under $2 Billion Congress provided for expenses incurred by state and local governments, hospitals, and schools and colleges during the public emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal aid has some pretty big strings attached to it, namely that the $2 Billion can only be spent on expenditures directly related to the coronavirus outbreak.

The initial recommendations to McMaster from his 'AccelerateSC' advisory Committee call for major funding for the following; government agencies including state colleges, the trust fund which pays state unemployment benefits, public and private hospitals, the public school system, COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and broadband infrastructure.