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SC's budget relies on $80M tax scofflaw crackdown

Apr 28, 2011 4:08:00 AM - thestate.com
South Carolina's $5.8 billion proposed budget includes an $80 million crackdown on out-of-state companies that haven't paid their share of state taxes.

The Senate on Thursday resumes debate on the spending bill for the fiscal year that begins July 1. It's old hat for budget writers, who have used crackdowns from time to time during the past eight years

Budget writers are using about $28 million of that for state Medicaid programs for the state's elderly, disabled and poor. Meanwhile, about $20 million is used to cover public school costs. And nearly $7 million is used by the Department of Health and Environmental Control for vaccines for uninsured children, AIDS drugs, infectious disease prevention and cancer screenings. .

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