South Carolina House passes $5.1B budget, keeps cigarette tax hike, stiffer abortion rules, $10M golf loan

Weighing in at $5.1 billion, the South Carolina budget has passed the House and now heads to the Senate.

Among the more news-making aspects of the bill has been the ability of a 30-cent per-pack cigarette tax to survive, elimination of state-funded abortions in cases of rape and incest, and the scrounging up of $10 million to fund a Hilton Head golf tournament.

But if you just want a general overview, then check out this piece by The State.

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