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State lawmakers set to tackle education reform next year

Representative Rita Allison said she expects the House to discuss teacher salaries and unfreezing step increases.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Palmetto State Teachers’ Association (PTSA) has released their annual legislative agenda for the General Assembly’s upcoming session. 

“We think that 2021 is going to be an absolutely critical year for public education in South Carolina,” said Patrick Kelly with PSTA.

The General Assembly returns in January for its 124th session and education reform is expected to be at the top of the to-do list.

“The General Assembly has to address pay,” Kelly said. “South Carolina teacher pay is down 6.6%

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Kamala Harris introduces bill to tackle uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids have a disproportionate impact on Black women.

Sen. Kamala Harris has introduced a new bill that will fund research and education on uterine fibroids. In July 2007, fellow lawmaker, Representative Yvette D. Clarke, underwent surgery to treat fibroids and has spearheaded a companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

READ MORE: Study: Childhood trauma, fibroids linked

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that appear during a woman’s child-bearing years. They affect an estimated 26 million people and are the leading cause for hysterectomies.

According to The Journal of Women’s Health, uterine fibroids have a disproportionate impact on Black

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