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After Pulling an All-Nighter, the S.C. House Passes a $21.1 Billion Budget

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While most South Carolinians were asleep last night, the S.C. House of Representatives worked through the night and passed the state budget. This gives initial approval to the $21.1 billion budget that now heads to the Senate. The total state budget, including federal funds and other funds, is essentially the same amount as last year’s total budget.

Yet, the budget that passed early this morning includes a cigarette tax increase of 30 cents per pack. To learn more, check out the Policy Council’s take on this tax increase.

The Policy Council will provide further analysis of the budget soon and keep you updated as the budget process moves along. Be sure to check out http://www.scpolicycouncil.com and www.thenerve.org for updates on the budget, as well as our ongoing twitter updates.

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Written by SC Policy Council

March 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm

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