Governor Henry McMaster News

McMaster removes chair of State Infrastructure Bank

Responding to a chorus that included a bipartisan letter from Charleston-area state lawmakers, Gov. Henry McMaster has removed Vince Graham from his position as chairman of the State Infrastructure Bank.

Haley becomes UN Ambassador; McMaster becomes SC governor

Former SC Governor Nikki Haley was easily confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be UN Ambassador. Shortly thereafter, she joined Henry McMaster, who took the oath of office to become South Carolina Governor.

Lowcountry business group reaches out to McMaster on road funding

The Trident CEO Council, an organization of company chief executives from throughout the Charleston region, has reached out to Lt. Governor Henry McMaster regarding funding for local roads.

South Carolina sued over telemedicine eye exam ban

A company that wants to provide online eye examinations is suing South Carolina after the legislature overwhelmingly voted to ban the practice in the state.

It's Official: Trump to nominate Gov. Haley as United Nations Ambassador

The early reports were correct: President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

SC Chamber launches local business issues survey in support of Gov. Haley's competitiveness council

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has launched a statewide survey seeking input from businesses about the "business friendliness of the counties" in which they do business.

Vending Association boosts One SC Fund after hurricane

Behind machines bearing bags of chips and customary cans of carbonated beverages is the South Carolina Vending Association of Columbia, which recently donated $5,000 to the One SC Fund for statewide post-hurricane relief efforts.

Fogleman named commissioner of ReWa

Gov. Nikki Haley recently appointed civil engineer and management professional Chip Fogleman commissioner for Renewable Water Resources, a firm providing services and sustainability education in South Carolina’s upstate area.

Gov. Haley touts drop in South Carolina unemployment rate

U.S. unemployment is up, but South Carolina's unemployment rate is down — and Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) is happy about the latter.

It's Official: Gov Haley orders evacuation of Charleston and Beaufort areas

As expected, Governor Nikki Haley today ordered the pre-Hurricane Matthew evacuation of coastal areas in and around Charleston and Beaufort, South Carolina.

Gov. Haley to order evacuation of coastal communities ahead of Hurricane Matthew

Governor Nikki Haley announced she will likely order the evacuation of all South Carolina coastal communities starting tomorrow, October 5, 2016.

BabyNet to transfer to SCDHS leadership

Gov. Nikki Haley recently announced that BabyNet, which First Steps currently manages, will transition to the leadership of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SDHHS).

JR Automation Technologies sparks jobs in Pickens County

Actively sparking business within the Palmetto State, JR Automation Technologies of Michigan plans an expansion to South Carolina’s Pickens County with an investment of $3.4 million and the expectation of creating 56 new regional jobs.

Gov. Haley, Sens. Scott and Graham, show 'appreciation' for military with energy positions, says local veteran leader

May is Military Appreciation Month, and the chair of SC Vets4Energy said one way we can show appreciation for our military is by advocating for policies that boost domestic energy production.

Charleston Chamber to feature Volvo speaker at 25th Economic Forecast

Presenting panelists plus perspective, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Economic Outlook Conference on March 10 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Trident CEO Council urges governor to focus on infrastructure improvements

Tom Leonard, executive director of Charleston, South Carolina-based Trident CEO Council, recently penned a letter to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley urging her to take action with regard to the state's declining infrastructure.

South Carolina fund established to help flooding victims

The One SC Fund, an initiative to raise funds ro assist individuals and families negatively impacted by the torrential rains and subsequent flooding, was announced earlier this week by Gov. Nikki Haley.

South Carolina names Christy Hall DOT secretary

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced earlier this week that Christy Hall is the new secretary of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

Calhoun, Chester, Orangeburg counties earn Work Ready Communities certifications

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley recently announced that Calhoun, Chester and Orangeburg counties have earned certification through the South Carolina Work Ready Communities (WRC) initiative.

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