Gov. Nikki Haley says today’s Budget and Control Board meeting was “not a happy day for me, ” as she agreed to allow two agencies to continue to struggle with thir deficits for this year. One of those is the SC Department of Health and Human Services, which administers Medicaid.
Senator Hugh Leatherman, chair of the Senate Finance Committee tightened the limit on the HHS request from $225 million to $100 million.
The SC Department of Corrections was given a month for Judge Bill Byars to take over and take stock. Haley asks Byars to lay out his plans. He says it is going to take time to overcome three years of deficits.