COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A resolution that keeps South Carolina government running until a new budget is finished is heading to Gov. Nikki Haley.
The new budget year starts Sunday.
Both the House and Senate are expected to approve a budget compromise later Thursday that gives most employees a 3 percent pay raise.
But it's unlikely to take effect by midnight Saturday. That's because the law gives Gov. Nikki Haley five days to issue her line-item vetoes. She's said the Legislature's inability to get its work done on time shouldn't shorten her allowed time.
The continuing resolution funds government at current levels. The Senate voted 30-2 to approve it, after amending it with a tax cut deal with budget conferees agreed to late Tuesday. The House approved it unanimously an hour later.