The South Carolina Senate this afternoon began its consideration of next year’s budget. Finance Chair Hugh Leatherman calls the $5 billion plan “a horrible budget,” and he says in 30 years he has never seen anything like the budget the Senate has before them.
Leatherman says the 2010-2011 spending plan is down 25 percent from three years ago and funding relies heavily on fees.
(Leatherman discusses funding of education, oversight of fees, and what he calls the “really bad news” of annualizations MP3 6:44)
Leatherman discusses funding education, oversight of fees, and what he calls the “really bad news” of annualizations MP3
State budget consideration got underway Tuesday in the Senate with each committee chair reporting on the agencies they oversee.