COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small raise for teachers and a hazard pay bonus for many state employees who couldn’t work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic are in the spending plan heading to the South Carolina Senate floor next week.
The Senate will consider $40 million to provide small raises to teachers that were frozen earlier this year.
The “step increases” usually amount to several hundred dollars a year.
The proposal also includes a $1,000 hazard pay bonus for about 12,000 state workers who make less than $50,000 a year.
That would include workers such as state troopers, clerks and health department employees.