Lawmakers are likely to get an incomplete on the end-of-session report cards that Gov. Nikki Haley gives them for acting on her first-year legislative agenda.
A bill creating the Cabinet-level Department of Administration that Haley wants is unlikely to make it through the state Senate in the sessions final weeks, allies said.
A proposal to cap awards in lawsuits has passed the House, but is unlikely to pass the Senate this year.
Neither house of the General Assembly has held a hearing yet on a bill the Republican governor wants that would require lawmakers and statewide elected officials to disclose more about how they earn their income.
Those proposals are among a dozen items that Haley says will be included on legislative report cards that she says she will issue, following the sessions end on June 2.
Thus far, Haley has succeeded in getting parts of her agenda passed.
For instance, the General Assembly passed a bill requiring more roll-call votes, which Haley has signed into law. The Legislature also passed Haleys call to allow the state Department of Health and Human Services to cut state payments to doctors and hospitals to treat the states poor and disabled.
And Haley expects more to be accomplished before the session ends.
Weve gotten a lot done this session, but there is still more to do, and the governor has every expectation that the Senate will get a Department of Administration and tort reform to her desk, said spokesman Rob Godfrey.The people deserve no less.
What the Senate does in the sessions last weeks will be pivotal to Haleys agenda. A half-dozen Haley proposals have passed the House but are languishing in the Senate, where work has bogged down as senators debate a state budget plan.
Income disclosure is the only Haley agenda item dead for this year.
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