The Agenda: McMaster’s new CARES Act programs; How Greenville scored NCAA bid


Gov. Henry McMaster is set to discuss two new grant programs Friday made available through the federal CARES Act: the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program and the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program. The announcement is slated for 11 a.m. at Cool Care Heating and Air in Columbia. Source: WISTV

P&C Greenville headline: “How Greenville scored March Madness: A buzzer beater bid, a bit of magic and a hotel boom”

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has established clear, but not overwhelming advantages in South Carolina, a deeply red state showing signs of competitiveness this year, according to a new New York Times/Siena College poll. The poll shows Graham, facing the most significant challenge of his career, winning 46 percent of the vote compared to rival Jaime Harrison’s 40 percent. Source: The New York Times

South Carolina Democratic Party leaders have filed an ethics complaint against Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham after he reportedly promoted his campaign website in a Senate office building earlier this week. Another complaint filed against Graham Thursday came from Washington D.C. Campaign Legal Center. Source: The State

Jobless workers were able to build up some savings thanks to bonus federal aid programs, but those savings are running dry now that the $600 checks ran out. Researchers are unable to tell what exactly happened to many workers’ finances in September, but the data looks grim. Source: The New York Times

More than 150 businesses and nonprofit organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are urging President Donald Trump to withdraw his executive order that limits some aspects of diversity training, citing confusion, unnecessary investigations and hindrances of employers combatting workplace discrimination. Source: The Wall Street Journal

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200,000 in SC could get health coverage with Medicaid expansion

Lindsay Street

Analyses from the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities predict 191,664 South Carolinians would gain health coverage if the state expands Medicaid. According to the CBPP, Medicaid expansion narrows racial disparities in health coverage and access to care, and it improves coverage and health for parents and children. It would also put the state in a better position to respond to […]


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200,000 in SC could get health coverage with Medicaid expansion

Analyses from the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities predict 191,664 South Carolinians would gain health coverage if the state expands Medicaid. According to the CBPP, Medicaid expansion narrows racial disparities in health coverage and access to care, and it improves coverage and health for parents and children. It would also put the state in a better position to respond to […]

Before You Go: Clinton mentions Haley in 2024 talk; Tropical impacts in SC?

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 755 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, with 20 additional confirmed deaths. With 6,158 on Sunday, the 12.3 percent of tests came back positive. As of 4:45 p.m. Oct. 26, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:Confirmed cases in S.C.:  163,946 (+755)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,608 (+26)Negative tests in S.C.: 1,670,655Deaths […]

10/26 COVID-19 update: 12.3% positive, 755 cases; 20 deaths

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 755 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, with 20 additional confirmed deaths. With 6,158 on Sunday, the 12.3 percent of tests came back positive. As of 4:45 p.m. Oct. 26, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:Confirmed cases in S.C.:  163,946 (+755)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,608 (+26)Negative tests in S.C.: 1,670,655Deaths […]

Feeling COVID-19 impact, Charleston asking for warming shelter volunteers

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Charleston locations that have previously hosted warming shelters will not be doing so this winter. But, since the need is still there, the city of Charleston is asking for help. City leaders are asking organized groups, like community clubs or religious groups to help operate a warming center that […]