An attempt by Republicans in the state Senate to tighten up the eligibility requirements for food stamps fell flat in the House on Tuesday, as the 21-member House Committee on Health and Human Services voted unanimously to retain the bill.
South Carolina's gas tax of 16.75 cents a gallon is second-lowest in the nation and hasn't been raised since 1987. "It is now time for the Senate to act". Not only does the bond bill not provide a source of recurring money for roads, the McMaster plan effectively kills plans by lawmakers for a bond bill aimed at higher education infrastructure. "We urge our legislators to consider these effects in making their decisions".
"If this is now a medicine and the voters decided it was a medicine, we need to make it available", said Representative Moskowitz.
A bill setting new limits on the state's top 10 percent university admissions law is advancing in the Senate.
Bakk said he doesn't see a special session happening this year, nor a government shut down.
"This has been a three-year process", Simrill admitted. Instead, he says he'll fight to reform the agency. "Don't make the same mistake I made on some of these issues and have to be the one to look back and tell a relative, I'm sorry". It's not based on what highways need fix.
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Mattis credited China with trying to help get the North Korea situation "under control" with the goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen says Sen. One is HB1242, introduced by House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Senate President Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, as a compromise measure to raise sales taxes to fund transportations projects and simultaneously lower vehicle registration fees used for the same objective.
"We've got a monumental day", Justice said, opening his remarks.
This is the third year that a proposal to increase the state's 16.75-cent-a-gallon gas tax has stalled in the S.C. Senate. "Well that means yes, we have crappy roads, which is what we have right now in SC", he says.
It centers on one of the Tennessee governor's most effective weapons to stop legislation - vetoing it after the General Assembly adjourns for the year.
"They are going to building the greenhouses, they are going to do the lighting, they are going to track the plant, they are going to transport, there are so many different services there and there are so many small businesses who want to be a part of it", said McCarthy.
Opponents tried to block the bill using House procedural rules and debate stretched on for hours, but it passed Wednesday 110-37. "So we're not controlling what they do from a private business standpoint".