COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley is releasing her fifth spending plan for state taxes in a year when there’s more than $1 billion in additional revenue.
The Republican governor will detail her 2016-17 budget proposal Friday at the Statehouse.
Chief questions include how her proposal funds roadwork and whether it provides any flood relief beyond what the state is required to send the federal government for assistance amid last October’s disaster.
South Carolina owes the Federal Emergency Management Agency roughly $114 million to cover the state’s share.
Much of the additional revenue available for 2016-17 stems from years of conservative estimates by the state’s economic advisers and surpluses that have been carried over. Agencies still recovering from Great Recession-era cuts are seeking a combined $2.1 billion in additional funding.