The South Carolina House Ways and Means Committee completed its work on the state budget today, Thursday, Feb. 20.
The Ways and Means version of the budget contains the following specifically for Clemson University:
- $1 million in nonrecurring funding for student career opportunity programs (on-campus internships)
- $3 million in nonrecurring funding for agriculture and natural resources equipment
The committee included a 1.5 percent cost of living pay increase for state employees in its version of the budget.
The committee’s version of the budget includes an increase in the cost of health insurance for state employees, which will be paid by the state. Under this plan, state employees would see a small co-pay increase.
The budget now goes to the full South Carolina House of Representatives for consideration.