Priority legislation in question with 1 week left - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Priority legislation in question with 1 week left

Posted: Updated:

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's legislative session is supposed to end this week. Yet all the reform measures that legislators of both parties and chambers called top priorities back in January remain undone.

And there's no budget yet for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

The issues that angered voters in 2012 prompted promises from lawmakers to restore the public's trust by fixing them in 2013. This week will determine whether voters will have to wait until 2014 for reforms to the state's ethics and election laws.

A bill revamping the oversight of agencies' cyber-security is certain to carry over. But legislators insist key pieces will be handled through the 2013-14 budget.

Legislators will call a special session to finish work on the budget, and possibly other priority items.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow


888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.


Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.