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Apr 5, 2023

State worker raises planned in South Carolina Senate budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After years of rapid growth in tax collections, South Carolina lawmakers want to share the windfall with nearly every state employee. The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday approved a $13 billion budget for the next fiscal year that would provide raises for nearly everyone. State employees would get a $2,500 bump […]

Mar 15, 2023

SC House’s $13.8B budget debate slowed by Republican battle

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The debate in the South Carolina House over the state’s $13.8 billion spending plan for the next fiscal year didn’t go as smoothly as previous years. But the conflict wasn’t over how much of a raise to give state employees and teachers or how much to spend on roads and bridges. […]

Feb 17, 2022

Roads, broadband part of SC House’s $1.8B COVID relief plan

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina House passed its own version of a plan to spend nearly $1.8 billion in federal COVID-19 relief money that has just small differences from the proposal passed by the Senate the day before. The House’s plan spends $800 million on repairing and rebuilding water and sewer systems, $100 million […]

Feb 15, 2022

S.C. Senate to discuss spending $2 billion in federal cash

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators are getting ready to debate more than $2 billion in federal money coming to the state. About $1.7 billion is in COVID-19 relief money and an additional $525 million are fines paid by the federal government in a settlement after a plan to convert plutonium from nuclear bombs […]

Mar 23, 2021

Budget debate begins this week in South Carolina House

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina House members are getting ready to debate the state’s nearly $10 billion spending plan for next year. The budget debate begins Monday with some routine votes. More meaty debate is expected later in the week, and there will likely be even more budget debate this summer. Ways and Means Committee […]

Aug 24, 2020

SC budget writers prepare for plan with many unknowns

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a nearly two-month long delay because of COVID-19, South Carolina lawmakers are preparing to write a budget without a lot of certainty on how much they can spend. The state Board of Economic Advisors meets Monday to close the books on the budget year that ended June 30. The economists […]

Mar 14, 2019

House approves its version of South Carolinas’ $9B budget

The South Carolina House passed its version of the state’s $9 billion budget on Wednesday, approving raises for teachers and nearly all state employees after fierce debate in which Democrats complained Republicans weren’t considering their changes. Legislators approved the spending plan 100-2 around 11 a.m. Wednesday, about nine hours after giving the plan key approval […]

Aug 15, 2018

South Carolina ended budget year with $177 million surplus

COLUMBIA (AP) State officials say South Carolina ended the latest budget year with a surplus of $177 million. South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom said in a news release Aug. 14 that the state took in $542 million more last year than the previous year. Eckstrom provided the calculations based on the fiscal year that ended […]

Jun 29, 2018

Lawmakers send SC $8 billion budget to governor

(AP) South Carolina lawmakers have sent the state’s $8 billion spending plan to Gov. Henry McMaster, but not before a squabble over abortion. The Senate approved the budget on a 30-9 vote, and three hours later June 28, the House approved the spending plan on an 84-28 vote. Many of the no votes came from […]

Jun 19, 2018

SC Senate, House leaders still apart on $8B budget

COLUMBIA (AP) Members of a committee trying to hash out the difference between the proposed South Carolina budget passed by the House and Senate have made little progress. The conference committee discussing the $8 billion state budget met for the first time June 18, but immediately noted an impasse on how to spend $67 million […]

May 24, 2018

SC lawmakers can’t agree on latest rate cut plan

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina lawmakers met again almost two weeks after the General Assembly adjourned its regular session, but still could not reach a compromise on bills about the failed nuclear reactor project in the state and cutting power rates. A conference committee of House members and senators met May 23 for a third time, focusing […]

May 18, 2018

South Carolina lawmakers postpone budget talks

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina lawmakers say they need more time to figure out the state’s $8 billion spending plan for the new fiscal year starting July 1. In a joint statement released May 16, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hugh Leatherman of Florence and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian White of Anderson said they will […]

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