State Budget Proposal

South Carolina’s $11 billion budget heading to governor

South Carolina’s nearly $11 billion budget has been sent to the governor’s desk as lawmakers cut close the deadline to get the spending plan in place before it begins July 1. There is something for almost everyone in the budget, including raises for most state employees, teachers and law enforcement officers.

SC House budget: Raises for public workers; no vaccine lotto

By Jeffrey Collins

The South Carolina House has put its final touches on the state’s nearly $11 billion budget. The spending plan for the year starting in July includes raises for teachers, law enforcement officers and nearly every state employee. It won’t include million-dollar drawings for people who are vaccinated against COVID-19.

SC Senators debate 2021-2022 budget proposal

COLUMBIA (WOLO): South Carolina lawmakers began debating a roughly $10 billion spending plan for the 2021-22 fiscal year on the senate floor Tuesday.  Last week, the Senate Finance Committee passed a budget plan, which includes an unexpected additional $1.7 billion dollars of federal funding. Many lawmakers attribute South Carolina’s good financial standing to how the state responded to the COVID-19…

Gov. Haley to Release Her State Budget Proposal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Gov. Nikki Haley is releasing her fifth spending plan for state taxes in a year when there’s more than $1 billion in additional revenue. The Republican governor will detail her 2016-17 budget proposal Friday at the Statehouse. Chief questions include how her proposal funds roadwork and whether it provides any flood relief beyond what the state…