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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
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
SC legislators' attempts to stop gay plays and books stirs backlash on campuses

...is purely promotion of a lifestyle with no academic debate."Whether the Senate will agree is unclear. The Senate Finance Committee will finish work on its budget proposal after next week's legislative breaks.In spite of the threatened cuts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-17/sc-legislators-attempts-stop-gay-pl
SC budget may pay $27 million for new computer security efforts, credit monitoring

...recent Cabinet meeting. A clause in the House's budget plan for 2014-15 would provide that authority.The Senate Finance Committee last week put a similar clause in the budget plan it's crafting for the fiscal year that starts July 1. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-20/sc-budget-may-pay-27-million-new-co
Georgia makes plan to move forward on road projects

...projected revenue from federal fuel taxes and other fees that are the source of the federal Highway Trust Fund. The Senate Finance Committee is charged with finding the money, and lawmakers appear unwilling to raise the fuel taxes.Other states are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-15/georgia-makes-plan-move-forwa
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
Darlington Raceway might get wider seats

...watch out for both its fans' bottoms and the track's bottom line is headed to the South Carolina Senate.The Senate Finance Committee passed a proposal Tuesday that would allow the track to keep its 5 percent tax on tickets even if the speedway's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-04-09/darlington-raceway-might-g
Senate Finance Committee tries to bar junk food in South Carolina governor's mansion

COLUMBIA - Lawmakers in South Carolina are trying to keep junk food out of the governor's mansion, saying that if Gov. Nikki Haley wants to fight obesity with food stamp restrictions, she needs to lead by example.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-05-03/senate-finance-committee
Senate Finance Committee's budget expands kindergarten for 4-year-olds

...budget proposal that was advanced Friday by a Senate committee after a protest over Medicaid.Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee sent the $6.3 billion spending plan for state taxes to the full Senate. Democrats voted "present" to protest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-03/senate-finance-committees-bud