Gov. Henry McMaster

Patrick Gentry
June 19, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Governor Henry McMaster, First Lady Peggy McMaster, and Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette were joined today by representatives from Enough Is Enough (EIE), Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Representative Beth Bernstein, and representatives from Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office to announce...
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Patrick Gentry
June 17, 2019 - 11:00 am
Gov. Henry McMaster is heading to a South Carolina town devastated by flooding twice in three years to try to help make things better in the short and the long term. McMaster plans to start his Saturday in Nichols with other volunteers cleaning trash and debris out of drainage ditches that may have...
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Patrick Gentry
June 10, 2019 - 10:24 am
South Carolina has passed a new law that keeps protein grown in a laboratory from stem cells as advertising as ``meat.'' Primary sponsor Republican Rep. Randy Ligon of Chester says he didn't want people to confuse lab-grown protein with the real thing. The lawmaker and member of the South Carolina...
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Patrick Gentry
June 05, 2019 - 3:25 pm
South Carolina lawmakers are returning to the Capitol before the 2020 session starts in January after all. Senate President Harvey Peeler and House Speaker Jay Lucas announced Wednesday they will hold what they hope is a one-day special session on June 25. Lawmakers will consider Gov. Henry...
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Patrick Gentry
May 07, 2019 - 11:20 am
Gov. Henry McMaster has withdrawn his appointment to run the board that oversees the state-owned electric utility after he was rejected in a Senate committee vote. McMaster sent a letter Monday to Senate President Harvey Peeler dropping his appointment of former state Attorney General Charlie...
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Patrick Gentry
May 02, 2019 - 11:43 am
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says he hopes legislators improve education funding enough that teachers don't believe they must protest again. McMaster made his comments as teachers and supporters rallied in Columbia. About 10,000 people had registered to attend the rally. McMaster said South...
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Patrick Gentry
March 27, 2019 - 4:11 pm
Governor Henry McMaster today nominated Michael Leach to be the next director of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS). Leach, a trained mental health clinician, has over 10 years of experience in Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and has most recently served as...
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Patrick Gentry
March 25, 2019 - 3:04 pm
South Carolina is rejoining the National Governors Association and has hired a staff member in Washington, D.C. Gov. Henry McMaster told cabinet members earlier this month the benefits outweigh the costs to reopen the office and rejoin the association. The state's office in Washington was closed by...
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Patrick Gentry
February 15, 2019 - 12:00 pm
A proposal allowing county treasurers in South Carolina to give federal workers three extra months to pay their property taxes after the government shutdown is on its way to the governor. The House unanimously approved on Thursday a compromise already passed by the Senate. The bill leaves it up to...
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Patrick Gentry
January 22, 2019 - 3:27 pm
When South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster gives his annual State of the State address to lawmakers, he'll be laying out a vision for the coming year in a state where his office notably holds little unilateral power. Thus, his ability to persuade South Carolina legislators will determine if his...
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