SC Gov Haley unveils $6.3 billion budget proposal

SC Gov Haley unveils $6.3 billion budget proposal

SC Gov Haley unveils $6.3 billion budget proposal

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 3:26 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Gov. Nikki Haley's proposed budget would spend more money on computer security and law enforcement. 

Haley unveiled her $6.3 billion budget plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1 on Thursday. 

It seeks $47 million for computer security following a massive breach at the state's tax collection agency. More than 40 percent of the money would pay back a loan approved last week by the Budget and Control Board to cover costs incurred so far. 

The Department of Revenue is receiving a $20.2 million loan this fiscal year from the state's insurance reserves. 

Haley wants $12.4 million to complete computer upgrades at the agency, plus $3 million for security consultants. 

Haley also wants to hire 25 agents to supervise parolees, hire 18 state troopers and upgrade prison officers' safety.

 

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