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Lawmakers Pass State Budget

June 8, 2017

On Tuesday, the General Assembly passed a state budget and sent it to Governor Henry McMaster for approval. News coverage of the state budget is available here.

Budget priorities for the S.C. Chamber included:

$500,000 for the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce to offer WorkKeys assessments to job-seekers.

$4.3 Million in potential savings with the removal of a provision that allows unverifiable work search conditions in order to receive unemployment benefits

$6.7 Million for South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicle REAL ID Implementation

$9.6 Million for South Carolina Technical Colleges readySC

$500,000 for South Carolina Small Business Development Centers

$20 Million in funding for South Carolina Department of Commerce Closing Fund

$17 Million for South Carolina Department of Commerce LocateSC Fund

$10 Million for South Carolina Conservation Bank

$5 Million for Beach Re-nourishment

$1 Million for Jasper Ocean Terminal

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