(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- South Carolina lawmakers ended their regular legislative session on Thursday without finishing two major bills they've been working on or passing a final state budget, SCNow reports.
Although the new budget takes effect July 1, it's not the first time they've finished without finalizing a plan.
Lawmakers are working to finalize a bill to fix South Carolina's retirement system, which affects almost half a million state and local employees and retirees. And they are also working on one Gov. Haley's main concerns, a bill to create a new Department of Administration that would give the governor more power and manage many routine functions of state government, the paper says.
Because this is the second year of the two-year legislative session, any bill that hasn't been sent to a House-Senate conference committee is now dead, and would need to be introduced again next year, according to SCNow.
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