COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says a booming economy and billions of dollars of extra revenue and federal COVID-19 relief money gives the state a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take bold steps to transform.

The Republican governor used his fifth State of the State speech Wednesday to call for some longtime goals like an income tax cut.

He also called for new objectives like more than $1 billion for roads and bridges.

Democrats argued that if the governor really wants bold change, he should reach out to the other party about proposals like expanding Medicare or protecting public education.