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SC HOUSE PASSED 2023-2024 STATE BUDGET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Majority Leader Davey Hiott

March 15, 2023 803-734-3139



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(Columbia, S.C.) - Today, the SC House of Representatives passed the 2023-2024 state budget that focuses on reducing taxes and increasing reserves, investing in roads and bridges, recruiting and retaining teachers and law enforcement professionals, and workforce preparedness through education and job training initiatives.The bill passed with bipartisan support.


“This budget is fiscally conservative and focuses on the key functions of government,” said House Majority Leader Davey Hiott (R-Pickens). “House Republicans are committed to ensuring taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and in a way that directly impacts South Carolinians, and we believe this budget will accomplish just that.”


“This state budget is not a spending plan, it’s an investment plan in our people and their livelihood,” said Bruce Bannister, Chairman House Ways and Means Committee (R-Greenville). “I’m proud of the commitment we made to cutting taxes, investing in our infrastructure, and supporting our law enforcement and teachers.”


House leaders collaborated closely with Gov. Henry McMaster and Supt. of Education Ellen Weaver on their funding plan. “We are positioning our great state for continued economic growth and ensuring South Carolinians have opportunities to prosper,” said Hiott.


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