State legislators return for wrap-up session

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Legislators plan to redraw election district lines and wrap up work on a $6 billion state spending plan during a two-week wrap-up session.

The session begins Tuesday.

Legislators left town June 2 and Gov. Nikki Haley immediately ordered them back to their desks. She wants them to pass restructuring legislation that includes putting much of the state's bureaucracy into a new Cabinet agency she would oversee.

But Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell challenged the order. He said the legislature was on a one-week recess and couldn't be required to return. He won a 3-2 state Supreme Court decision.

During the one-week break, the House and Senate judiciary committees adopted plans for their election districts. And a House and Senate budget conference committee began working out budget differences.

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