COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says a booming economy and billions of dollars of extra revenue and federal COVID-19 relief money gives the state a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take bold steps to transform.
Posted: Jan 19, 2022 / 07:07 PM EST
/ Updated: Jan 19, 2022 / 08:29 PM EST
He also called for new objectives like more than $1 billion for roads and bridges.
The Republican governor used his fifth State of the State speech Wednesday to call for some longtime goals like an income tax cut.
Watch the full State of the State address above.
Democrats argued that if the governor really wants bold change, he should reach out to the other party about proposals like expanding Medicare or protecting public education.
South Carolina Rep. Spencer Wetmore delivered the Democratic response to Gov. McMaster’s address.
Watch that speech below: