HEADLINES : South Carolina
Regular session ends with budget, pension not done
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Legislature's regular session ended Thursday with the budget, pension reform and government restructuring still in limbo.
Bills not heading to the governor's desk or assigned to a conference committee died when the gavel fell at 5 p.m. But measures that reached a panel of House and Senate members can be taken up in a special session starting June 19.
That includes the budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The House and Senate have competing plans for $6.6 billion in state revenue.