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
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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.