WASHINGTON — South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s proposed fiscal 2011 budget, submitted Thursday to lawmakers, would cut general fund spending by 5.3% but not raise taxes.
The budget would allocate $213 million for general obligation debt service for the fiscal year beginning July 1, up from $190 million in the current fiscal year. It would cut general fund spending for education, health services, and higher education. But spending on government services, public safety, natural resources, and economic development would increase.