SC House set to consider state budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The South Carolina House is getting ready to consider the state’s $10 billion budget. House members will come back for a rare Monday session to take up routine matters before starting the main part of the debate Tuesday. The spending plan includes $213 million to give a $3,000 a year raise for every teacher. It also includes $128 million set aside so every South Carolina tax filer would get a $100 rebate, and another $100 million to pave and repair rural roads. Democratic Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter of Orangeburg is expected to fight for higher raises for state employees and against a plan to only give them to workers picked by state agency leaders.

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