Gov. Henry McMaster slams Santee Cooper for its nuclear fiasco and its lobbying scandal.

Gov. Henry McMaster slams Santee Cooper for its nuclear fiasco and its lobbying scandal.
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Gov. Henry McMaster slams Santee Cooper for its nuclear fiasco and its lobbying scandal.

Avery G. Wilks is The State’s senior S.C. State House and politics reporter. He occasionally fills in as an editor of The State’s award-winning State House team. He grew up in Chester, S.C., and graduated from the University of South Carolina’s top-ranked Honors College in 2015.

John Monk has covered courts, crime, politics, public corruption, the environment and other issues in the Carolinas for more than 40 years. A U.S. Army veteran who covered the 1989 American invasion of Panama, Monk is a former Washington correspondent for The Charlotte Observer.