House panel suggests reviewing 5 agencies
The House Legislative Oversight Committee plans to review five state agencies during its first year of existence.
During 2015, the committee plans to review the Comptroller General’s office, the Department of Consumer Affairs, the S.C. First Steps early-childhood education program, the Department of Juvenile Justice and the troubled Department of Social Services.
The 20-member committee, chaired by state Rep. Weston Newton, R-Beaufort, was created in December through changes to the S.C. House rules.
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This committee will make recommendations about whether programs within state agencies should be continued, cut back or eliminated, Newton said.
The committee’s plans to review the five state agencies require approval from new House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Darlington, in consultation with Newton.