COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Education reform is on the minds of South Carolina leaders, but the timetable for dealing with it hangs on a difference of opinion between the governor and Senate president.
Sen. Harvey Peeler, who presides over the Senate, has rejected Gov. Henry McMaster’s call to bring senators back for a special session this year to deal with the issue.
McMaster had urged senators to return sometime in 2019 because while they had a successful session, they did not debate a massive education overhaul bill passed by the House. The Republican governor said any delay on education reform could keep businesses from locating in the state.
“There is no reason in the world why we can’t take another big step,” McMaster said Wednesday