State Sen. Glenn Reese -- who owns a Kristpy Kreme franchise in Spartanburg -- was late to a committee meeting on Friday because his employees had to make 2,000 dozen doughnuts by 7 a.m.
"Business is good," he declared.
Reese was one of the senators listening to the state's public safety agencies make their formal budget requests. Based on his business, Reese said he expects South Carolina to have more money to spend this year.
"Based on what I see in doughnuts, I expect to see an extra $100 million," Reese said.