Senate majority leader Shane Massey says he is focusing on three topics ahead of the start of the legislative session.
Both chambers passed an almost $14 billion budget which includes income tax cuts and almost a billion dollars on road improvement.
Lawmakers will return June 15th and 28th to work on the budget, a select other specific bills and any vetoes from the governor.
Overall, the majority leader says this session has been a success.
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — With just two more days of the legislative session to go, lawmakers are trying to get as much done as possible. However, there’s a lot on the calendar yet to be discussed. “The budget. I mean I figure we all know the budget has to get past. I think election reform would be second. People experience…
“It was defeated six times last year. We fully expect it to be defeated this year,” Beaach-Ferrara said.
Davis has been proposing medical marijuana since 2014 and has invested years of research into the issue. He has answered questions about concerns over the bill at the statehouse this week.
“There will be a number of other issues too,” Massey said. “We still have some federal money we have to address. January is already full and we’re already starting to think about February.”
Class is back in session at the State House, as today legislators kicked off the first day of the 2021 legislative session.
ABC Columbia's Lindsey Goodwin has a live update on the first session of the year
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Tuesday, South Carolina Legislators kicked off the first day of the 2021 Legislative Session. ABC Columbia’s Lindsey Goodwin has an update on some issues at the top of the agenda this year. Lawmakers say there is some new ground to cover for legislators this year, regarding COVID-19 and addressing recent violence across the country, so South Carolinians…