Even with DSS's deficit wiped out, S.C.'s budget crisis continues

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Governor Nikki Haley announced yesterday that the state's Department of Social Services deficit of $29 million has been completely wiped out.

However, the state's Budget and Control Board will vote today on whether to allow the Department of Health and Human Services to run a $228 million deficit and the Department of Corrections to run a $7.5 million deficit. Both agencies are still predicted to run out of money before the budget year ends.

There is a silver lining if the deficits are approved; tax collections came in $230 million higher than original projections predicted and may be used toward balancing budgets.

The Post and Courier has the article on the ongoing attempts to balance the state's budget; read it here.

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