Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian White, R-Anderson, speaks to another member of the House of Representatives during a session at the South Carolina State House Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbia, SC.
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian White, R-Anderson, speaks to another member of the House of Representatives during a session at the South Carolina State House Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbia, SC. Gavin McIntyre gmcintyre@thestate.com
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian White, R-Anderson, speaks to another member of the House of Representatives during a session 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.