Senate to take up surplus spending
The S.C. Senate Finance Committee will take up a proposal the House passed Tuesday that would divide nearly $146 million to counties for road repairs. The proposal also includes a one-time $800 bonus for state employees who make less than $100,000 a year. Senators previously OK’d the state employee bonus through the state budget and approved sending the rest of the surplus money - except for $4.1 million for winter storm cleanup – to pay for roads repairs.
Meanwhile, the S.C. House will take up a continuing resolution to fund state government at current levels through July 24 and House members will decide whether to disagree with the Senate’s version of a state savings account spending proposal.
Hillary Clinton returns to South Carolina
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton returns to South Carolina Wednesday for the second time since announcing she is running for president. Her stops include:
Orangeburg: A private meeting with community leaders to discuss challenges facing rural South Carolina
North Charleston: Clinton is hosting a forum at 3 p.m. at Trident Technical College to discuss youth job training and apprenticeship programs.
Clinton should not count on S.C. women voting for her just because she is a woman.
S.C. Democrats, including women, like Clinton, polls show. But overall, S.C. women – Republicans and Democrats – are split almost evenly on whether they like the Democrat.