Naomi Farber lights the Isadore E. Lourie Memorial menorah during a celebration on the third night of Chanukah at the South Carolina State House Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbia, SC.
Naomi Farber lights the Isadore E. Lourie Memorial menorah during a celebration on the third night of Chanukah at the South Carolina State House Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbia, SC. Gavin McIntyre gmcintyre@thestate.com
Naomi Farber lights the Isadore E. Lourie Memorial menorah during a celebration on the third night of Chanukah at the South Carolina State House Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbia, SC. Gavin McIntyre gmcintyre@thestate.com

Maayan Schechter (My-yawn Schek-ter) covers the S.C. State House and politics for The State, focusing primarily on the state budget and the lawmakers who decide how your tax dollars get spent. She grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and graduated from the University of North Carolina-Asheville. She has previously worked at the Aiken Standard and the Greenville News.