Lawmakers Pass State Budget
June 8, 2017
On Tuesday, the General Assembly passed a state budget and sent it to Governor Henry McMaster for approval. News coverage of the state budget is available here.
Budget priorities for the S.C. Chamber included:
$500,000 for the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce to offer WorkKeys assessments to job-seekers.
$4.3 Million in potential savings with the removal of a provision that allows unverifiable work search conditions in order to receive unemployment benefits
$6.7 Million for South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle REAL ID Implementation
$9.6 Million for South Carolina Technical Colleges readySC
$500,000 for South Carolina Small Business Development Centers
$20 Million in funding for South Carolina Department of Commerce Closing Fund
$17 Million for South Carolina Department of Commerce LocateSC Fund
$10 Million for South Carolina Conservation Bank
$5 Million for Beach Re-nourishment
$1 Million for Jasper Ocean Terminal