OnPoint on WACH Fox: SC's shorter State House session, will key issues be left undone?
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - This week on OnPoint on WACH Fox we look at South Carolina’s shorter legislative session at the State House. Is it worth the money saved?
State lawmakers will end their two-year session almost a month earlier than normal this year. Some observers speculate that might result in fewer laws passed this year.
At about the halfway point until adjournment, some major issues remain unresolved. The shorter session is expected to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it also could result in bills not making it to the finish line in time to become law.
Right now, lawmakers in the House are working to address the failure of that $9 billion nuclear reactor project in Fairfield County and its impact on power customers, school safety improvements designed to prevent shootings, a bill to permit gun owners to carry guns without concealed weapons permits, anti-abortion legislation, medical marijuana and the state budget.
We will also look at what you need to know as tax season comes down the home stretch. Have you filed your taxes yet? There are some changes you need to know about that could impact you tax return.
And finally, we have a musical performance by saxophonist, Dwayne Johnson, in our monthly music segment with Chaye Alexander of Chayz Lounge in Columbia.