SC gov praises Legislature for some work, not budget

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is
praising legislators for a tougher drunken driving law, helping
small businesses save on health care and for new laws punishing
employers who hire illegal immigrants.
But Sanford said Monday the Legislature left town last week with
big issues hanging. He says those include leaving the state's
school bus fleet and prisons $28 million short of what will be
needed to operate.
Lawmakers counter that their $7 billion budget tells the
Education and Corrections departments to cut spending and that
officials at the agencies need to live within their budgets.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
APNP-06-09-08 1522EDT

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