South Carolina Lawmakers Return

For special session

Patrick Gentry
June 25, 2019 - 11:40 am
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South Carolina lawmakers are heading back to the Statehouse one more time in 2019.

The House and Senate both plan a one-day special session on Tuesday to deal with Gov. Henry McMaster's 28 budget vetoes .

Both the governor and lawmakers agreed on much of the state's $9 billion spending plan, so there isn't expected to be much contention.

In the past two years, lawmakers waited several months or until they returned in January to vote on whether to override budget vetoes.

But House Speaker Jay Lucas says he thinks it's good practice to have the budget squared away before the next fiscal year starts July 1.

McMaster vetoed items worth about $41 million. The governor says most were requests lawmakers made without saying exactly where the money was going.

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