South Carolina House

House Proposes $9M for Teachers in High-Poverty Districts

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Teachers in 42 high-poverty school districts in South Carolina could get a salary boost under a one-year experiment passed by the House. The proposal distributes $9 million to districts where at least 80 percent of students live in poverty. District officials must use the money for teacher recruitment and retention. But they’re given leeway on the…

Watch: House Starts Debate on Spending Plan

The proposed budget includes roughly $7.5 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1st.

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — The House of Representatives took up the state’s spending plan on Monday afternoon. The proposed budget includes roughly $7.5 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1st. The House passed through several sections of the budget without any debate Monday and also started making progress on amendments to help fix South Carolina roads. Lawmakers approved…

House Measure Aims to Limit Ceremony, Keep Chamber on Task

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina House members are trying to increase their productivity by limiting random introductions of school groups, beauty pageant winners and other constituents who drop by the Statehouse. A proposal advanced to the House floor Tuesday would create a 15-minute time slot on the calendar for “special introductions,” with each limited to 90 seconds. Recognitions of…