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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
South Carolina Senate leader revives proposal of borrowing for construction projects statewide

...singled out in his hometown for opposing ethics and other bills she thinks are good for South Carolina, told the Senate Finance Committee the governor's veto threats don't bother him anymore."It doesn't make me quake in my boots as much as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-16/south-carolina-senate-le
SC senators advance bill that raises $800 million for roads

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill Wednesday that raises roughly $800 million yearly for road and bridge work, a day after Gov. Nikki Haley pledged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-25/sc-senators-advance-bill-raises-800
Legislators could explore debt forgiveness, increased pay as ways to keep SC teachers

...panel gave no ranking and put no dollar figures to its general recommendations, which will be forwarded to the Senate Finance Committee. It did recommend requiring colleges and districts to work with the Education Oversight Committee to determine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-18/legislators-could-explore-deb
Congress lets 55 tax breaks expire at year end, adding uncertainty for individuals, businesses

...The two top tax writers in Congress - House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. - have been pushing to simplify the tax code by reducing tax breaks and using...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-30/congress-lets-55-tax-break
Across South Carolina

...to foot some of the bill, as part of efforts to get decades-old, polluting school buses off the road.The Senate Finance Committee approved the pilot program for up to three districts.The alternative-fuel buses are expected to cost roughly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-16/across-south-carolina