Your S.C. congressional delegation is worth a grand total of $14.2 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The members’ net worth ranges from $167,500 to $4.5 million.
Who is worth the most? U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-Charleston, at $4.5 million. But U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, R-Myrtle Beach is close behind at $4.2 million.
So how do they all stack up?
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1. U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford – $4.5 million
2. U.S. Rep. Tom Rice – $4.2 million
3. U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney – $2.6 million
4. U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan – $1.1 million
5. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson – $642,502
6. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn – $476,011
7. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham – $296,009
8. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott – $221,005
9. U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy – $167,500
The net worth of each lawmaker is calculated by averaging the ranges of lawmakers’ debt and assets,
S.C. State University employees getting their bonus
S.C. State University employees are getting their $800 bonus Friday.
The Buzz looked into when S.C. State employees would get their bonus, after a concerned employee asked about the holdup.
Lawmakers approved the bonus for state employees who make less than $100,000 a year at state agencies in this year’s budget. Other state agencies paid the bonus Oct. 16, said Brian Gaines, a budget office spokesman said.
Money for the $800 bonus was made available to all agencies Oct. 30, Gaines said. The agencies that already had paid for the bonus, then replenished the money spent with money they got from the state at the end of the month, he said.
However, S.C. State University drew down its state money Nov. 5, Gaines said.
S.C. State University Board chairman Charles Way said other universities and state agencies have the cash on hand to pay for the bonuses up front.
“We’re not as rich as some of the others right now,” Way said.
S.C. State’s Human Resources sent out an email Nov. 23 to all employees that said 350 employees were eligible to receive the bonus Dec. 4.
State Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, said state agencies could give the bonus any time after Oct. 16 until the end of the budget year, June 30.
“My understanding is that most state employees have received the bonus at this point,” Cobb-Hunter said. “I am assuming that S.C. State did not have the money, and that’s why those employees didn’t receive the bonus.”
No terrorist training camp in York County
U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney went to York County’s Holy Islamville Tuesday to investigate rumors of an alleged “terrorist training camp.”
The Indian Land Republican said he’s heard rumors for years about the Muslim community, located just outside of York. But local and federal officials have assured him that the community poses no threat. Then, the rumors spiked on social media after the Paris terrorist attacks, Mulvaney told The Herald in Rock Hill.
“There is no training camp there,” Mulvaney said after spending 90 minutes with Islamville leaders and residents. “This is a group of law-abiding American citizens who are practicing their faith, and I saw no reason for anyone to see a threat.”
2016 in S.C.
Ben Carson – The Republican will hold a town hall meeting at Winthrop University in Rock Hill at 2 p.m. Wednesday. At 6:30 p.m., Carson will take part in a presidential forum at Wofford College in Spartanburg.
Carly Fiorina – Monday in Greenville, the Republican will speak to the Upstate Chamber Coalition at noon, 670 Verdae Blvd., then at 6 p.m. in Anderson, to the 1st Monday Club of Anderson, 3027 Martin Luther King Blvd. Tuesday in Columbia, Fiorina will speak to the S.C. Chamber of Commerce at noon, 1301 Gervais St. At 1 p.m. in West Columbia, she will meet with the First Tuesday Republican Club of the Midlands, 1066 Sunset Blvd. At 6 p.m. in Charleston, Fiorina will take part in a town hall with Concerned Veterans of America at The Citadel, Courvoisie Banquet Hall, 69 Hagwood Ave.
Rick Santorum – Sunday, at 11:45 a.m. in Greenville, the Republican will stop at Sandey’s at the White House, 72 Orchard Park Drive. Monday, Santorum will tour BauschLinnemann in Myrtle Beach at 9 a.m., and PTR Industries, a S.C. gun manufacturer, at 11:45 a.m. in Aynor. Santorum will speak to Coastal Carolina students at 3:30 p.m. and address the Christians United for Israel at 5:30 p.m. at the Journey Church and Conference Center in Myrtle Beach.
Reporter Jamie Self contributed.