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SC lawmakers send Haley budget with $216 million for road repairs

...ranges from $1.7 million for Allendale County to $12.5 million for Greenville County, according to a Senate Finance Committee spreadsheet.That's in addition to the $71 million expected to be distributed to counties in 2015-16 through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-24/sc-lawmakers-send-haley-budge
Much work remains before a South Carolina budget is possible

...bill Tuesday, another vote is needed Wednesday to advance it to the Senate. Then that bill must go through the Senate Finance Committee before it reaches that chamber's floor.While the Senate's waiting on that bill, it will continue debating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-13/much-work-remains-south-carol
SC Senate rejects last-ditch effort to force roads debate

...Senate its plan for spending roughly $300 million in additional revenue certified May 29 as available. The Senate Finance Committee then amended that supplemental budget bill to redirect an additional $70.5 million of the money toward road...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-17/sc-senate-rejects-last-d
SC senators advance measure that keeps state government running if there's no budget July 1

...shutting down state government," said Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence.The vote by the Senate Finance Committee, which Leatherman chairs, allows for a floor vote on the measure when the Legislature reconvenes next week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-10/sc-senators-advance-measure-k
SC budget unlikely before fiscal year begins

...current levels until a budget package passes.The House passed the resolution May 28. Leatherman is calling a Senate Finance Committee meeting Wednesday so that a floor vote in that chamber is possible when the Legislature reconvenes."State...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-08/sc-budget-unlikely-fiscal-yea
Senate kills $237 million bill to borrow

...by House GOP leaders in March.Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman immediately revived the effort.The Senate Finance Committee ? which Leatherman chairs ? approved the $236.7 million proposal as a stand-alone measure.By a 14-4...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-12/senate-kills-237-million-bill-borro
Another taxing problem

...But the inspector general's office recovered the files last week, just as it had been tasked to do by the Senate Finance Committee investigating whether someone at the IRS intentionally destroyed the e-mails to cover-up the targeting scandal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-08/another-taxing-proble
SC Senate passes bill on officer body cameras

...agencies in South Carolina already use body cameras, and more will regardless of the bill, Martin said.The Senate Finance Committee's budget proposal for 2015-16 includes $3.4 million for body cameras. That's expected to equip 2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-29/sc-senate-passes-bill-
South Carolina Senate panel's debate on roads could predict floor fight

...version Tuesday, but not before a surprising and testy debate that could foreshadow the floor fight to come.Senate Finance Committee chairman Hugh Leatherman planned a short meeting to swap out the bills. But instead, the session turned into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-28/south-carolina-senate-pa
Across South Carolina

...a fine of 500 percent of the amount of the referendum.Bill would let funds go to body camerasCOLUMBIA - The Senate Finance Committee approved a proposal Thursday that would allow local governments to use extra money from their funds meant to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-16/across-south-carolina