The Search for a Joint Open Session on the Budget

February 6, 2012

Investigative Reports

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State law requires that House and Senate appropriation committees meet in joint open session to consider the governor’s proposed budget within five days of it being released.

On Jan. 23, the fifth and final day such sessions could be held, Braum Katz of the South Carolina Policy Council attempted to find members of the legislative appropriation committees meeting, per state law.

It was a fruitless quest.