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SC House budget provides huge increases for K-12 education

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Russ McKinney
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SC House of Representatives gave final approval to new state budget on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

The State House of Representatives this week approved a new $14 Billion spending package. The new budget proposal now goes to the Senate.

With over $4 Billion of additional money to spend, House members approved teacher and state employee pay raises, millions of dollars for interstate highway improvements, and $600 Million to pay for a phased-in reduction of personal income taxes.

Aside from proposed personal income tax cuts, the greatest beneficiary of the flush budget is the state’s public school system.