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NEWS: Legislators wait on bus funding, causing some to worry about risk

NEWS: Legislators wait on bus funding, causing some to worry about risk

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent  |  Top lawmakers say they are waiting until January to override a gubernatorial veto, an action that would fund hundreds of new school buses.  Why the wait?  They say it’s because they are being good stewards of public dollars.  And anyway, waiting to override the veto won’t delay getting dangerously old buses off roads, they say.

Others wonder if there’s more to it.  

S.C. House Majority Leader Gary Simrill, R-Rock Hill,  told Statehouse Report the state S.C. Department of Education currently has the funds it could temporarily use to order the buses.  That money, he said, would then be reimbursed by a January override that would release $17.5 million from S.C. Education Lottery proceeds. He said it’s up to state Superintendent Molly Spearman to order the buses sooner rather than later.

by · 07/14/2017 · News
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BRIEFS: On S.C.’s police culture, governor’s vetoes, residency

Staff reports | A series of four national opinion pieces critical of the state’s police culture has led to a rebuttal from the head of the State Law Enforcement Division. Also in Briefs: Gov. Nikki Haley’s 2016 budget vetoes and an update on the state Senate 41 Republican primary and residency.

NEWS BRIEFS:  Lawmakers send budget to governor

NEWS BRIEFS: Lawmakers send budget to governor

Staff reports | South Carolina is not going to run out of money before July 1, thanks to a continuing funding resolution passed this week that will keep the government open.

But also this week, state lawmakers also passed a state budget bill package for the 2015-16 fiscal year and delivered it to Gov. Nikki Haley for her consideration. Haley has until midnight Monday to issue any vetoes. Any line-item of the budget not vetoed will become law immediately, which means the state will not be running on empty (money-wise).