Lawmakers get ready to work out differences in SC’s budget
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are gearing up to work out differences in the House and Senate versions of the state’s nearly $9 billion budget.
The House considered Senate changes to the budget Tuesday. Both chambers likely will not accept all the changes, sending the spending plan to a committee of three senators and three House members.
The House made a few more alterations, providing the Department of Administration with $5 million to hire experts to evaluate bids for Santee Cooper and set a December deadline. The House also passed a proposal requiring schools to get permission to go over state set student to teacher ratios.
House members agreed to keep some Senate changes including creating a $25 million fund for farmers impacted by flooding from last year’s hurricanes.