Lawmakers working on top priority issues in the last week of the legislative session
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:16:14 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's legislators have passed more than 40 measures into law this year, with highlights providing incentives to Boeing, allowing for legal raffles and helping prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.
Three days remain in the regular legislative session. Legislators haven't reached consensus on any of the items that both parties deemed top priorities back in January. Efforts continue Tuesday on bills that reform the state's ethics and election laws.
Bills that did sail through the Legislature with bipartisan support include a measure borrowing $120 million for Boeing's expansion plans in North Charleston.
The subjects of other bills signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley range from alligator hunting to flags atop the Statehouse.