ABC News 4 in Charleston contributed to this report.
Governor Haley has called on the Senate to return this week to go over some unfinished business, and state lawmakers are on separate sides of the aisle. Charleston Senator Robert Ford does not agree with the governor in her call for a special session.
“If we go back we are violating the law. It is unconstitutional for us to be there,” says Ford
However, Senator Mike Rose says Haley’s order to return a week earlier than voted on is good so the work can get done–
“I personally applaud the governor for using one of the few tools at her disposal,” says Rose.
Berkeley Senator Larry Grooms wasn’t as definitive in his opinion–but says to count him in.
I will be there on Tuesday, but I do believe there are a number of constitutional and other legal issues that need to be worked out before we take any votes on any legislation.
The governor wants to talk about a bill she deems as critical–the restructuring of state government– that the legislature did not get to last week. The bill would create a Department of Administration.