South Carolina Policy Council

Games Legislators Play: Tricks, gimmicks, and fuzzy accounting in the 2011-2012 budget

  • Using money that’s only available for one year to fund ongoing functions of government

    Legislators are taking $150 million from various earmarked/restricted funds to pay for ongoing obligations at the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services (Medicaid).

  • Using millions in “anticipated” revenue to fund pet projects

Budget Watch 2011: The Spending Train Returns

May 17, 2011

Government spending grew every year from 2002 to 2009.

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