Ready for South Carolina? This Week in the 2020 Race

It’s Primary Day (again)! As voters in South Carolina cast their ballots, let’s catch you up on what happened this week and get you ready for Super Tuesday.

Mr. Sanders released a plan on Monday for free universal child care and prekindergarten, funded by the federal government and administered by state or local authorities.

His plan — which builds on one Ms. Warren released a year ago — would guarantee free full-day care for all children through age 3, regardless of their family’s income. It would similarly guarantee free full-day prekindergarten starting at age 3. Mr. Sanders said that to receive funding, the states and municipalities administering the programs would have to abide by certain standards for caregiver pay and child-to-caregiver ratios.

He estimated that the plan would cost $1.5 trillion over 10 years and said that his proposed wealth tax would pay for it.

  • Mr. Biden announced a housing plan that calls for a “bill of rights” for renters and homeowners, stronger protections against eviction, tax credits for renters and new home buyers, and an end to zoning rules that perpetuate segregation.

  • Mr. Bloomberg released a public health plan focused on crises like the coronavirus outbreak; a plan for Native Americans that would give tribes more legal jurisdiction and let the Interior Department put tribal lands in trusts; and an agriculture plan that touches on monopolies, trade policy and soil health.

  • Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., released an agenda for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, touching on education, health care, immigration, housing and economic security.

  • Ms. Warren released a plan that would legalize marijuana, tax merchants and use the revenue to support small cannabis businesses owned by women and people of color. She also released a plan for border communities that would reduce Mr. Trump’s militarization of the border and ban federal development on Native American lands without tribal consent.

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