Where are our priorities in South Carolina? To further explain please read the following:
"Earlier cuts took away money for school buses, and the latest round couldn't completely protect schools. They will lose money for gifted and talented classes, along with other programs funded by the Education Improvement Act.
The biggest cuts were $76.6 million to the Department of Health and Human Services, $23.6 million for the Department of Mental Health and $21.5 million to the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.
Specific cuts already announced include money for adoption services, sex-offender monitoring, advocacy efforts for disabled residents and programs that serve children with autism and those with spinal cord injuries.
Higher education loses a combined $123 million, or an average of 15 percent at each institution." Yvonne Wegner, Post and Courier, October 31st.
Budget cuts for gifted and talented classes? health and human services? mental health? sex offender monioting? What is the SC legislature thinking? The bigger question is what are they not cutting and why? Please Obama get us out of this economical downfall!!!!