State budget heads to governor’s desk

House, Senate adopt conference committee plan

Closed up shot of green traffic light as ready to go concept

In special session votes taken yesterday, the state’s House and Senate gave overwhelming approval to the conference committee plan that will add $5.5 million to the South Carolina Arts Commission budget.

Here’s how the Senate voted, and here’s how the House voted.

Great! So now what? Of the two hurdles facing the budget mentioned in our last update, one remains: the budget is now in the hands of the executive branch for Gov. Henry McMaster’s signature or (line-item) vetoes.

Here’s how the SCAC’s portion of the budget would shake out:

  • $2 million increase in recurring funds for grants
  • $3 million of one-time funding for grants
  • $500,000 in one-time funding for rural pilot programs

As noted previously, the SCAC budget request did include a $5.5 million increase. However, there was a difference as far as recurring/non-recurring funding.

    • $5 million increase in recurring funds for grants
    • $500,000 in one-time funding for rural pilot programs

The Hub will keep you updated. As always, check out more from the South Carolina Arts Alliance.

Past updates