The House and Senate each want $250,000 more in their respective chamber budgets for “other operating expenses” next fiscal year. As the full House debated the proposed, approximately $30 billion state budget last week, Rep. Jonathon Hill, R-Anderson, introduced separate amendments to reject the requested increases.
The chairman of South Carolina’s Family Caucus is refuting allegations by a House colleague that he wasn’t willing to run point on the latest attempt at defunding Planned Parenthood through a budget proviso.
The tone for the day was set not long after debate started, when Rep. Jonathon Hill of Townville said his fellow Republicans in House leadership told the party's members to avoid supporting Democratic-led amendments.
State representative Jonathon Hill is leading the fight to get the McMaster proviso defunding Planned Parenthood inserted into the House budget.