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South Carolina GOP governor blasts labor unions while touting economic growth in annual address

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican governor of South Carolina has had harsh words for labor unions in a major address. Gov. Henry McMaster warned in a State of the State address Wednesday evening that recent economic growth will be undone if labor organizers make inroads in major industries in the region. McMaster said the conservative state has the nation’s lowest rate of union membership. The governor used the speech to extol the state for what he called a strong economic showing. He said South Carolina has notched its second consecutive record budget surplus — a cushion of $1.64 billion. He also noted major capital investments in South Carolina by the electric vehicle industry and others.

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