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South Carolina's 'disappointing' legislative session ends without a state budget

...backups, the deplorable condition of the interstates, and that issue is not resolved," said Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-West Columbia.State law required the regular session to end at 5 p.m. Thursday.Lawmakers return for a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-04/south-carolinas-disappoi
SC budget unlikely before fiscal year begins

...send $150 million."We're in an unusual and awkward situation" with the budget, said Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-West Columbia.That's largely because the road-funding debate brought the Senate to a standstill in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-08/sc-budget-unlikely-fiscal-yea
S.C. Senate takes up road funding bill at last

...oppose any gas tax hike. Democrats, meanwhile, oppose tying the road bill to an income tax cut.Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-West Columbia, said the proposal would give a big tax break to the wealthy, while poor people who don't pay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-27/sc-senate-takes-road-funding-bill-l
Billions needed to fix SC roads

...dozen bills to spend more highway money into are expected to be introduced. One introduced last week by state Sen. Nikki Setzler, a Democrat from West Columbia, sets aside about $60 million yearly from sales tax collected on vehicles to be used...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-08/billions-needed-fix-sc-roads
SC lawmakers study school ruling

...ruling on a 21-year-old case."It's going to take some time if it's done right," said Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler, D-West Columbia. "It will take a huge, huge, bipartisan effort."The order called the state's education...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-28/sc-lawmakers-study-school
Across South Carolina

...bill to wipe out back taxes for thousands of Lexington County boat owners was approved by the General Assembly. Sen. Nikki Setzler, D-West Columbia, wrote the bill after boat owners complained about having to pay taxes owned by previous owners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/07/met_342901.shtml
Metro
Challenger for state Senate has uphill battle

...Senate on Tuesday. Republican Margaret Gamble, a former state representative and educator, is challenging Sen. Nikki Setzler, elected in 1977, to represent the 26th Senate District, which covers the eastern corner of Aiken County and parts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/02/aik_481710.shtml
Proposal pays back educators

...introduced by a Lexington senator is proof. Lawmakers from both parties have signed on enthusiastically to Democratic Sen. Nikki Setzler's proposal to give every certified teacher $100 for supplies and materials their districts can't afford to furnish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/30/met_281651.shtml
Metro
Senator stalled until law changed

...Lynn's appointment before the law changed? Mr. Lynn was confirmed by Sens. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, and Nikki Setzler, D-Lexington, and was approved by Gov. Jim Hodges in May, 2001. This was before the law changed. Was Mr. Ryberg...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/10/let_337797.shtml
Letters
Senators offer night judge solution

...County said the solution is a waste of money and that he will not support it. Sens. Tommy Moore, D-Clearwater, and Nikki Setzler, D-West Columbia, say Aiken County's jail and central traffic court each need a judge. The new detention center...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/22/met_340233.shtml
Metro