Senate may add $105 million to SC school budgets

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators are considering adding $105 million to local school budgets thanks to growing state revenues. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hugh Leatherman says the proposal he made Tuesday will help shield local taxpayers from tax increases as schools try to cover costs. The Senate did not plan to take action on Leatherman’s proposal. The proposal came after tea party activists argued earlier Tuesday that legislators needed to come up with ways to return cash to taxpayers from the state’s growing revenues. Tea party activist Talbert Black said that’s not the kind of tax break he was looking for when he called on legislators to return money to taxpayers. He said schools have enough money. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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