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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 07:18 AM

SC budget forecasters may have good news for lawmakers in 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina’s budget forecasters may have good news in store this week, just ahead of lawmakers’ return to Columbia in January.

That good news could affect South Carolinians in all walks of life, from K-12 teachers to inmates and guards in S.C. prisons.

When South Carolina’s 170 lawmakers return to the State House next year, they likely could see at least $1 billion more in new money to spend, an amount that could rival or surpass what economists predicted last year.

That is on top of a $350 million surplus the state’s Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom reported in August.

Read more: https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article236817123.html

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