SC lawmakers to consider taking up Haley priority

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina legislators will decide whether to take up a bill Gov. Nikki Haley wants that would put much of the state’s bureaucracy under her control.

Legislators return to Columbia on Tuesday for a wrap-up session. The law they passed creating this session limited the agenda. The list primarily includes the budget, once-a-decade redrawing of election districts and agreements on differing versions of bills passed in both chambers.

Haley tried to order legislators back to work during their one-week break to pass four of her agenda items. But the state Supreme Court ruled she couldn’t do that.

Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell says he will propose adding her top priority to the list.

The change would require two-thirds approval in both chambers.

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