Both the Senate and the House passed phase 2 of CARES Act funding.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina General Assembly agreed Wednesday on how they would spend hundreds of millions of dollars from phase two of CARES Act funding. That bill now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.
State lawmakers have moved forward with the authorization of funds for the second phase of the CARES Act, focusing the money to rebuild the unemployment trust fund as well as COVID-19 testing and related costs, and helping small businesses.
Senator Thomas Alexander said both sides of the aisle realize this pandemic has hurt many financially.
“This is making sure we do what we can to help those who are unemployed and to help businesses and industries as well,” Alexander said.
Also a topic of discussion within the chamber is voting and the upcoming November election. A federal judge has