OnPoint on WACH Fox: Out with the old, in with the new
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - On this week's edition of OnPoint on WACH Fox the state is about to deal with a case of out with the old, in with the new.
Governor Nikki Haley is poised to be confirmed as the next ambassador to the United Nations. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee expects Haley to be confirmed to the post in the near future. If that happens, and most people believe it will, Lt. Governor Henry McMaster will become South Carolina's next governor.
So how will he work with lawmakers in the General Assembly? The 2017 legislative session is underway with a plate full of recurring issues. There still isn't a permanent funding fix for the state's crumbling roads and bridges. Poverty, education, and healthcare are also issues that have plagued the state for years.
South Carolina never expanded Medicaid and with Obamacare on the chopping block, what happens to healthcare for the poor?
We invite a panel of state lawmakers to the WACH Fox Studios to talk about the plans to make those issues a priority.