With $210 million surplus, an education funding battle brews between Haley, S.C. Legislature

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Perhaps you heard about the good news that South Carolina's economy projection ticked up and $210 million was added to the state revenue forecast?

Perhaps you also heard that lawmakers want to use that to lessen the unemployment tax burden and restore some K-12 school funding?

Well, Gov. Nikki Haley isn't liking the idea and is threatening to veto the increased school funding (which even after the boost would still be a quarter below 2008 levels) and any other "non-core"  function of state government.

Yes, arts and ETV funding, that means you.

Head on over to The State for a rundown on the latest brouhaha shaping up in Columbia.

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