COLUMBIA — Schools, health care, social services and prisons are up for another round of budget cuts as the state's financial oversight board tries to keep a $5.3 billion spending plan from falling behind.
The state Budget and Control Board meets Tuesday and plans to discuss cutting at least $122.4 million. House budget committee chairman Dan Cooper says the cuts could end up being twice that.
South Carolina's 12 percent unemployment rate in October was the nation's fifth highest and is a leading cause of plunging state revenues.
The planned reductions would cut a minimum of $53 million from schools, $20 million from Medicaid and $3 million from the state's welfare, child protection and food stamp programs.