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S.C. House taking off week of Feb. 15

The S.C. House of Representatives will take off the week of Feb. 15 in an effort to make its case that the 6-month-long legislative session should be shortened.

The week off will save S.C. taxpayers about $77,000, according to House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Darlington. The House already was planning to take unpaid furlough the weeks of March 28 and April 4.

The state Senate plans to be on furlough the week of March 28.

Cassie Cope