South Carolina Budget

Patrick Gentry
July 05, 2019 - 8:21 am
South Carolina's state budget includes millions of dollars for local parks and festivals and to restore historic buildings. But not even lawmakers know exactly what some of the money will be spent on. Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed $27 million in budget items that he said lacked an explanation or...
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Patrick Gentry
May 15, 2019 - 11:15 am
Members of a committee have briefly met for the first time to hash out differences between the proposed South Carolina budget passed by the House and Senate. The conference committee met for less than 15 minutes Tuesday to discuss the state's nearly $9 billion budget plan. They immediately passed...
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Patrick Gentry
May 08, 2019 - 10:32 am
South Carolina lawmakers are gearing up to work out differences in the House and Senate versions of the state's nearly $9 billion budget. The House considered Senate changes to the budget Tuesday. Both chambers likely will not accept all the changes, sending the spending plan to a committee of...
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Patrick Gentry
April 19, 2019 - 11:33 am
The South Carolina Senate passed its version of the state's $9 billion budget on Thursday, approving several provisions including raises for teachers and nearly all state workers after a sometimes fierce two-day debate. Legislators approved the spending plan 38-6. The plan allows for nearly $1...
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Patrick Gentry
August 15, 2018 - 10:59 am
State officials say South Carolina ended the latest budget year with a surplus of $177 million. South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom said in a news release Tuesday that the state took in $542 million more last year than the previous year. Eckstrom provided the calculations based on...
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South Carolina Radio Network
June 29, 2018 - 11:08 am
Members of the House and Senate sent their $8 billion budget plan to the governor Thursday — after fending off an attempted challenge by some Republicans unhappy it included non-abortion funding for Planned Parenthood. The House had included language in its amended budget earlier this year that...
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Patrick Gentry
June 28, 2018 - 5:21 pm
South Carolina lawmakers have sent the state's $8 billion spending plan to Gov. Henry McMaster, but not before a squabble over abortion. Lieutenant Governor Kevin Bryant issued a statement via Facebook saying he will not ratify the budget as written. "Life is the most fundamental right given to us...
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Patrick Gentry
June 28, 2018 - 2:34 pm
Teachers get raise and money for crime lab
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Patrick Gentry
June 19, 2018 - 3:12 pm
Members of a committee trying to hash out difference between the proposed South Carolina budget passed by the House and Senate have made little progress. The conference committee discussing the $8 billion state budget met for the first time Monday, but immediately noted an impasse on how to spend $...
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Patrick Gentry
May 17, 2018 - 3:26 pm
South Carolina lawmakers say they need more time to figure out the state's $8 billion spending plan for the new fiscal year starting July 1st. In a joint statement released Wednesday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hugh Leatherman of Florence and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian...
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