SC Senate Finance Committee

SC Senate committee OKs raises for teachers, state workers

The COVID-19 economic downturn wasn’t as bad as feared in South Carolina, so lawmakers suddenly have a lot more money to spend. The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday set aside money for a 2% raise for state employees and a $1,000 raise for all teachers as the panel approved its version of the roughly $10 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that starts on July 1.

SC Senate Proposes 4 Percent Pay Raise for State Employees

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina senators plan to propose a 4 percent raise in their version of the state budget. The Senate Finance Committee discussed the proposal Thursday as they continue to debate the state budget. The House suggested a 2 percent raise in its budget. The Senate’s version of the state’s $7.5 billion spending plan has more money…