SC House to Begin Budget Debate

Starting today, the House will begin debate on the fiscal year 2022-23 budget. The House Ways and Means version includes $39.2 million in recurring funding for the Department of Social…

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House and Budget Committee Moves Budget Along

Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee wrapped up its budget proposal. Included is $39.2 million in recurring funding for the Department of Social Services. The additional funding will…

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Updates from the Committee on Children

Two new members of the Committee were announced. Rep. Raye Felder (R-York) replaced Rep. Mandy Kimmons (R-Dorchester) and Bronwyn McElveen replaced Marie Land.   The Director of Health and Human Services,…

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Watch the 2022 Legislative Preview Recording

In early January, Children’s Trust hosted a panel that discussed this upcoming legislative year with Sen. Katrina Shealy (R-Lexington) and Rep. Spencer Wetmore (D-Charleston) moderated by Children’s Trust Policy Chair…

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S.C. Legislature returns January 11

Over the last few weeks, the S.C. legislature met to finalize their redistricting plans. In the Senate, Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Cherokee) stepped down as the Senate President to lead the Senate Finance Committee…

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Formal Session Ends, But Lawmakers to Return

The S.C. Legislature wrapped up most of its work for this year and adjourned last week. Lawmakers will return to work on the budget, redistricting and a handful of other issues as part of the…

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