McMaster pushes to require schools to reopen for in-person learning

Gov. Henry McMaster is asking the South Carolina Legislature to pass legislation that requires unwilling school districts to reopen for in-person learning, as well as legislation to implement a phased 15% income tax cut, a school-choice program and COVID-19 related liability protections for businesses.

McMaster presented his fourth State of the State address Wednesday evening to a joint session of lawmakers at the state Capitol in Columbia.

“This year, school districts in our state have received over $1.2 billion in COVID-19 relief from the federal government,” McMaster said. “Along with state funds, school districts have been provided the resources necessary to operate full-time, and teach
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