Palmetto Sunrise: Legislative flood talks

A driver makes his way through the flood on Hagood Avenue Tuesday morning. Leroy Burnell/Staff 10/27/2015

COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s legislators continue to work on determining how costly October’s flooding will be to the state.

The House’s budget writing panel meets today to receive a presentation from multiple state agencies, including the Adjutant General, the Emergency Management Division, the Department of Administration, the Department of Transportation and the Insurance Reserve Fund.

Budget writers in both chambers have voiced concern on how the costs of the flood will impact the state’s budget process during the upcoming legislative session.

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