April 9, 2020 •
South Carolina Legislature Unable to Agree on Spending Legislation
On April 8, the Legislature met for a single day to approve funding legislation to ensure the state can continue operating for the next fiscal year.
Despite unanimous passage in the House, debate in the Senate led to an amendment being passed late in the afternoon after the House had adjourned.
The House and Senate also failed to come to an agreement about convening a special session later in the year after the legislative session ends on May 14.
The House will have to reconvene by the May 14 constitutional deadline or convene a special session prior to the end of the fiscal year on June 30 to avoid the state being left unable to spend money.
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