South Carolina lawmakers end formal session, to return soon
FILE - This Jan. 17, 2021, file photo shows the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina's Legislature is ending its regular session on Thursday, April 13, 2021, ceremonially wrapping up its duties but expecting at least several returns later in the year to handle more work, including how to spend federal funding related to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)
South Carolina House Minority Leader Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, left, and Rep. Chris Wooten, R-Lexington, right, discuss a bill that would set minimum requirements for police departments in the state on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. The House did not take a vote on the bill. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
South Carolina Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence, discusses the state's roughly $10 billion budget for the next fiscal year on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. The Senate is debating the spending plan this week. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021 file photo, South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas, left, and Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, right, talk before a news conference in Columbia, S.C. Lucas and Massey are both on a conference committee that will try to work on a compromise on a bill to reform state-owned utility Santee Cooper. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File).