The General Assembly is in its last week of the regular legislative year, but they will have to return in June to finish redistricting and to answer any budget vetoes. There are other high-profile bills that may not get resolved this year. A series of bipartisan bills to restructure government may not make it to a vote, says Vincent Sheheen, who has sponsored many of those:
The proposed Department of Administration would take on many functions of the current Budget and Control Board, an agency that Gov. Haley calls a “big green bureaucratic monster” because of its far-reaching role in state government.
So, the governor wants to see the General Assembly get to this issue, this year:
This is year one in a two-year session, says Sheheen, so the bills may pass next year.
The restructuring plan for Sheheen includes establishing the office of State Inspector General. Will that happen?
The legislative year is scheduled to end June 2.